ARLINGTON, Va., May 16, 2003—US Airways announced today that it will resume service between Pittsburgh and both London Gatwick airport and Frankfurt, Germany on June 1, 2003.
US Airways’ transatlantic schedule in Pittsburgh had been suspended due to the airline’s commitment to provide aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) for the movement of troops to and from the Middle East. US Airways was committed to fly CRAF missions through July, but given the company’s desire to bring the Frankfurt and London service back, it has reached an agreement with another carrier to assume the company’s CRAF obligations in June and July.
US Airways will operate one daily nonstop roundtrip flight on each route. Its Pittsburgh-London service was suspended on April 1, 2003, and its Pittsburgh-Frankfurt service on May 1, 2003.
US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Most of its route network is concentrated in the eastern U.S., where it is the largest air carrier east of the Mississippi. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.