US Airways will begin daily nonstop roundtrip service tomorrow between its Philadelphia hub and Grand Bahama Island.
The new service will operate daily, using 169-seat Airbus A321 aircraft on Saturdays and 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft Sunday-Friday. Flights will depart Philadelphia at 8 a.m., and will arrive on Grand Bahama Island at 10:49 a.m. Return flights will depart Grand Bahama Island at 12 noon, and will arrive in Philadelphia at 2:18 p.m.
The new route is Philadelphia’s 17th to the Caribbean and the third new Caribbean route from Philadelphia that the company has added since December 2002. US Airways currently operates nonstop service to Grand Bahama Island daily from its Charlotte, N.C., hub, and every Saturday from New York’s LaGuardia airport
“We are pleased to bring even greater Caribbean access to customers in Philadelphia, western Pennsylvania, and throughout our network,” said Douglas D. Leo, US Airways vice president of international. “This new service increases Philadelphia’s standing as one of the premier Caribbean gateways in the U.S., a trend we will continue next month with the addition of nonstop service to Punta Cana.”
US Airways is offering a introductory special of double Dividend Miles for travel between Philadelphia and Grand Bahama Island, Feb. 15-May 15, 2003. Members can register at usairways.com/dm/7895 or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 7895.
Additionally, customers flying to or from the Caribbean for the first time can earn 2,500 Dividend Miles. This offer is valid through June 30, 2003. The enrollment bonus cannot be applied retroactively and is not valid for current Dividend Miles members. Please allow up to two weeks after travel is complete for miles to be posted.
The Double Miles bonus is not combinable with other flight offers except the first flight bonus to or from the Caribbean or online booking bonuses. To enroll in Dividend Miles, visit usairways.com or ask our customer service representatives at check-in. 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, Grenada, 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.
For more information on US Airways routes or fares, visit US Airways online at usairways.com/caribbean or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-622-1015.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.