ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1, 2002—US Airways begins four weekly nonstop flights on Saturday between its Charlotte hub and the Caribbean island of Providenciales, located in the western part of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The new flights will operate between Charlotte and Providenciales each Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, using Airbus A319 aircraft. From Charlotte, the flight will depart at 10:30 a.m., and will arrive in Providenciales at 1:22 p.m. Return flights will depart Providenciales at 3:30 p.m. and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:12 p.m.
The new route expands service between Charlotte and the Caribbean to 12 destinations, and increases US Airways` overall Caribbean network to 17 jet destinations. Additional Caribbean points are served by the US Airways Express carriers.
“This new route will enhance the range and choice of Caribbean destinations for travelers originating and connecting through US Airways` Charlotte hub,” said Douglas Leo, US Airways vice president, international. “The Turks and Caicos Islands are a popular destination, especially from the Northeast, and we are delighted to launch this new service.”
“This is great news for our fall and winter travel seasons,” said John Skippings, Turks and Caicos Director of Tourism. “This new route will improve access to many new areas in the U.S., so more people can experience the natural beauty of our island chain.”
As an introductory offer to celebrate the start of the new Charlotte-Providenciales service, US Airways Dividend Miles members can earn double miles on the route through Jan. 2, 2003. Dividend Miles members must register before departure either online at usairways.com/dividendmiles/7654.htm or by calling 800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 7654.
The terms and conditions of the Dividend Miles bonus require registration before departure to qualify. The offer is applicable on any paid fares on US Airways nonstop or direct flights to Providenciales via Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This offer may not be combined with other flight bonus offers. Retroactive mileage credit will not be given prior to registration. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.
The eight inhabited islands of the Turks and Caicos are renowned for their award-winning diving, fishing, beaches and an array of first-class resorts and spas. Visit the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board at turksandcaicostourism.com.
US Airways currently serves the following Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. US Airways Express also serves North Eleuthera, Governors Harbour, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay from Florida.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.