US Airways accelerates Grand Prix service

US Airways is adding capacity from its hub at Philadelphia International Airport to Montreal International Airport in support of the Grand Prix of Canada held in Montreal on June 25, 2006. From June 22nd through the 26th, the airline will increase available seats by more than 18 percent to its already ample schedule.

“US Airways is committed to responding to specific increases in passenger demand by providing additional flights and capacity to a particular market,” said Schedule Planning and Alliances Senior Vice President Andrew Nocella. “With Montreal hosting one of the world’s premier Formula One races, the additional seats we’re offering will accommodate the many race fans around the world who want to enjoy this accelerating event in person.”

Throughout race week, US Airways will add an additional 944 seats between the two markets with the addition of one daily flight on Thursday June 22, Friday June 23, and Monday, June 26. The flights will be operated using a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet 200 (CRJ200).

In addition to the increased schedule, seats will also be added by upgauging aircraft on one to two flights a day from a CRJ200 to a 126-seat Boeing 737. This will take effect on Thursday, June 22, Friday June 23, Sunday June 25 and Monday June 26.

Part or all of the above service may be provided by US Airways Express carriers Air Midwest, Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic and Trans States. Part or all of the service may be operated by America West or United Airlines.