US Airways Give Service Florida/Washington

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2003—US Airways and US Airways Express will add more frequency of service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and three Florida destinations - Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando, beginning on April 6, 2003.


With this new schedule, US Airways will add a fourth daily Washington-Orlando roundtrip flight, which will depart Washington at 11:30 a.m., and will arrive in Orlando at 1:36 p.m. Return flights will depart Orlando at 1:05 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 3:10 p.m. The new service will be flown using 144-seat Boeing 737-400 aircraft.


The new Washington-Tampa flight, which becomes the fourth frequency on the route, will depart Washington at 3:10 p.m., and will arrive in Tampa at 5:19 p.m. Return flights will depart Tampa at 5:10 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 7:17 p.m. This new service will operate using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.


US Airways Express will add two new daily roundtrip Washington-Jacksonville flights, which will complement existing once-daily regional jet service. The new flights will depart Jacksonville at 7:10 a.m., and 6:35 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 8:56 a.m., and 8:21 p.m., respectively. Return flights will depart Washington at 4 p.m., and 7:35 p.m., and will arrive in Jacksonville at 5:57 p.m. and 9:33 p.m., respectively. The new service will be flown using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jets operated by US Airways Express carrier Midway Airlines.


Additionally, US Airways Express will introduce new seasonal Washington-Myrtle Beach, S.C., service each Saturday beginning March 15, 2003. This service will also be flown using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jets operated by Midway Airlines. The new flight will depart Washington at 9:30 a.m., and will arrive at Myrtle Beach at 10:55 a.m. The flight from Myrtle Beach will depart at 11:25 a.m., and will arrive at Reagan National at 12:45 p.m.

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Passengers flying on US Airways Express’ Canadair Regional Jets travel comfortably in a quiet cabin equipped with large overhead storage bins, standup headroom, and reclining leather seats. Every seat is adjacent to either an aisle or a window. This aircraft also provides restroom facilities. The Canadair Regional Jet has 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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