US Airways will begin nonstop service tomorrow between its Philadelphia hub and the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
The new flights will operate between Philadelphia and St. Kitts each Saturday using Airbus A319 aircraft. The flights will depart Philadelphia at 10 a.m., and will arrive on St. Kitts at 3:24 p.m. Return flights will depart St. Kitts at 4:35 p.m., and will arrive in Philadelphia at 8:08 p.m.
The new route, Philadelphia’s 15th to the Caribbean, increases US Airways’ overall Caribbean network to 19 jet destinations. The service complements routes flown by US Airways’ GoCaribbean network carriers Caribbean Star Airlines and Windward Island Airways, from Antigua and St. Maarten.
“This new route creates an even more direct link for our customers between the U.S. and St. Kitts,” said Douglas Leo, US Airways vice president of international. “We are pleased to offer expanded options and flexibility for customers traveling through our Caribbean gateway in Philadelphia.”
As an introductory offer to celebrate the start of the new Philadelphia-St. Kitts service, US Airways Dividend Miles members can earn double miles on the route through March 15, 2003. Dividend Miles members must register before departure either online at usairways.com/dividendmiles/7412.htm or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 7412.
An inaugural ribbon-cutting event will be held tomorrow at the Philadelphia International Airport Concourse B, Gate B11. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Media interested in attending should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at 703-872-5100.
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 St. Kitts from Philadelphia. 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, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. US Airways Express also serves North Eleuthera, Governors Harbour, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay from select cities in Florida.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.