US Airways Express will enhance its regional jet service from New York LaGuardia Airport to seven Southern U.S. destinations, including Louisville, Ky., Charleston, S.C., Birmingham, Ala., Knoxville, Tenn., Columbia, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. All service will be flown using 50-seat Embraer-145 Regional Jets operated by US Airways Express carrier Chautauqua Airlines.
On April 6, 2003, US Airways Express will begin daily nonstop LaGuardia-Knoxville service and twice daily LaGuardia-Columbia service. Nonstop LaGuardia-Birmingham service will also begin, with outbound flights departing Sunday through Friday and return flights departing Monday-Saturday.
The company also will introduce more frequencies to destinations in the South already served by US Airways Express from New York LaGuardia. A third daily nonstop roundtrip flight to Louisville and a second daily nonstop roundtrip flight to Charleston will begin on April 6, 2003.
In addition, US Airways Express will introduce seasonal weekend service between New York LaGuardia and both Savannah (two roundtrip flights) and Myrtle Beach (one roundtrip flight), beginning on March 15, 2003.
“We are committed to offering our customers more regional jet service in communities throughout the East,” said Andrew P. Nocella, US Airways vice president of planning and scheduling. “The introduction of these regional jets reaffirms that commitment.”
Passengers flying on US Airways Express` Embraer-145 Regional Jet flights travel comfortably in a quiet, roomy cabin equipped with leather seats where every seat is on either an aisle or a window. The Embraer-145 offers stand-up headroom, reclining seatbacks, large overhead storage bins, and a restroom. Flight attendant service is provided on every flight.
These regional jets have a cruising speed of over 500 miles per hour with a range of more than 1,000 miles, and can cruise at altitudes above 35,000 feet, providing US Airways Express long-range regional jet capability.
The US Airways Express wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliate carriers currently operate more than 2,000 flights daily, serving 155 destinations in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. For additional information on fares and schedules, visit US Airways online at usairways.com.
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