ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2002—US Airways will begin nonstop service tomorrow between its Philadelphia hub and the Caribbean island of Grenada.
The new flights will operate between Philadelphia and Grenada each Saturday using Airbus A319 aircraft. The flights will depart Philadelphia at 9:45 a.m., and will arrive in Grenada at 3:38 p.m. Return flights will depart Grenada at 4:40 p.m., and will arrive in Philadelphia at 8:32 p.m.
The new route, Philadelphia’s 16th to the Caribbean, increases US Airways’ overall Caribbean network to 21 jet destinations. Additional Caribbean points are served by the US Airways Express carriers.
“This new route to the ‘spice island’ of Grenada rounds out a year of Caribbean growth for our company,” said Douglas Leo, US Airways vice president of international. “We are pleased to add Grenada to our network, as well as bring extensive U.S. access to the Eastern Caribbean via our Philadelphia hub.”
An inaugural ribbon-cutting event will be held tomorrow at the Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal B, Gate B11. The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. Media interested in attending should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at 703-872-5100.
As an introductory offer to celebrate the start of the new Philadelphia-Grenada 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/8635.htm or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 8635.
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’ direct flights to Grenada via Philadelphia International Airport. This offer may not be combined with other flight bonus offers. Retroactive mileage credit will not be given prior to registration. Visit usairways.com for full terms and conditions.
US Airways currently serves the following Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, Punta Cana, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Kitts, 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.