US Airways recalls 400 flight attendants

US Airways announces the recall of approximately 400 flight attendants, who will be in place to operate the airline’s summer schedule. The recall notices, which begin in April 2006, will be issued on a seniority basis among furloughed US Airways flight attendants.

“We continue to make great progress in building the new US Airways, and today’s announcements furthers that momentum,” said President and CEO Doug Parker. “We are thrilled to welcome these employees back to a new airline that has a fresh attitude and bright future ahead of it.”

The announcement follows the recent recall of 55 furloughed US Airways pilots and the airline’s decision earlier this year to begin hiring approximately 200 reservation agents in 2006.

The merger of US Airways and America West in September 2005 created the fifth largest domestic airline employing 35,000 aviation professionals.

US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,700 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.