US Airways has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation asking that six slot exemptions be allocated to US Airways to immediately begin daily nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the cities of Pensacola, Fla., Mobile, Ala., and Savannah, Ga.
“As evidenced by this application, we remain firmly committed to D.C. Metro area travelers. With this service, US Airways would provide the only nonstop service from the entire Metro area to Mobile and Pensacola, linking these communities in the eastern United States to the nation’s capital,” said B. Ben Baldanza, US Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning. “By adding nonstop flights to each of these cities, we will greatly expand the breadth and scope of our service at Reagan National.”
US Airways proposes to operate one roundtrip flight each day using 50-seat regional jet aircraft, which are recognized as one of the quietest and popular regional aircraft in the industry.
With the flights to Washington, US Airways would provide customers convenient connections to 21 additional markets from Mobile, 19 from Pensacola, and 22 from Savannah.
US Airways currently operates 165 daily nonstop flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and employs approximately 2,500 employees in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Region, with service at Reagan National, Dulles and BWI. In addition, US Airways’ corporate headquarters is in Arlington, Va., one mile from Reagan National Airport.
In Mobile, US Airways operates three daily nonstop roundtrip flights to Charlotte, N.C., and in Pensacola, US Airways operates three daily roundtrip flights to Charlotte and four US Airways Express roundtrip flights to Tampa, operated by Mesa Airlines. In Savannah, US Airways operates five roundtrip flights to Charlotte, with one of the flights operated by US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines.