US Airways will expand
its Caribbean and Latin America network on Feb. 12, 2005, with new service
to Liberia, Costa Rica from Charlotte, N.C., and new nonstop
Charlotte-Barbados service. In addition, US Airways will increase nonstop
Boston-Aruba service in November 2004, and add a second nonstop Saturday
flight between Charlotte and St. Thomas in December 2004. Subject to foreign government approval, new Charlotte-Liberia service will
operate each Saturday using 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Liberia is one
of the fastest-growing destinations in Central America, offering customers
convenient access to the north Pacific beach communities and many
ecotourism attractions. Flights will depart Charlotte at 10:30 a.m., and
will arrive in Liberia at 1:40 p.m. Return flights will depart Liberia at
1:15 p.m., and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:15 p.m.
“The addition of Liberia to our Caribbean and Latin America network and
the expansion of service to existing destinations underline our growth
strategy in this region over the past four years,” said Andrew P. Nocella,
US Airways vice president of network and revenue management. “We now offer
nonstop service to three times the number of destinations in the region as
we did in 2000, and we look forward to continued expansion in the future,
as contemplated in our Transformation Plan.”
New nonstop service between Charlotte and Barbados will begin on Feb. 12,
2005, and will operate each Saturday using Airbus A319 aircraft, subject
to foreign government approval. US Airways currently operates nonstop
service to Barbados from Philadelphia.
Additionally, on Nov. 7, 2004, US Airways will expand its Boston-Aruba
service, adding nonstop roundtrip flights each Tuesday, Thursday and
Sunday, using Airbus A319 aircraft. This service is also subject to
foreign government approval. US Airways currently operates Boston-Aruba
service on Saturday only. From Boston, US Airways operates service to
Aruba, Bermuda, Cancun, Nassau, Montego Bay and San Juan.
Beginning Dec. 11, 2004, US Airways will add a second Saturday nonstop
roundtrip flight between Charlotte and St. Thomas, using 193-seat Boeing
757 aircraft. US Airways operates nonstop service to 18 Caribbean and
Latin American destinations from Charlotte.