US Airways To Launch Charlotte - Belize

US Airways will begin four weekly nonstop flights tomorrow between its Charlotte, N.C., hub and Belize City, Belize.

The new flights will operate between Charlotte and Belize each Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, using Airbus A319 aircraft. The flights will depart Charlotte at 10:30 a.m., and will arrive in Belize at 1:07 p.m. Return flights will depart Belize at 2:20 p.m., and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:34 p.m.


The new route, Charlotte’s 12th to the Caribbean, increases US Airways’ overall Caribbean network to 18 jet destinations. Additional Caribbean points are served by the US Airways Express carriers.


“This new route further expands our service into the Western Caribbean,” said Douglas Leo, US Airways vice president of international. “We are pleased to offer greater choice and flexibility for travelers originating and connecting through our Charlotte hub.”


An inaugural event will be held tomorrow at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Terminal D, Gate D3. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Media interested in attending the event should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at 703-872-5100.

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As an introductory offer to celebrate the start of the new Charlotte-Belize service, US Airways has great fare sales to the Caribbean for the coming travel season. In addition, US Airways Dividend Miles members can earn double miles on the route through Jan. 9, 2003. Dividend Miles members must register before departure either online at usairways.com/dividendmiles/7465.htm or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 7465.


The terms and conditions of the Dividend Miles bonus require registration before departure to qualify. The offer is applicable on any paid fare on US Airways’ nonstop or direct flights to Belize 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.


US Airways currently serves the following Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, 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 select cities in Florida. Subject to foreign government approval, US Airways will begin nonstop roundtrip service between Philadelphia and Grand Bahama Island in February 2003.


Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.


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