ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2003—US Airways announced today that it plans to operate nonstop service between Washington’s Dulles International Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning on Nov. 1, 2003.
The new service will operate each Saturday using 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Flights will depart Dulles at 9 a.m., and will arrive in San Juan at 1:36 p.m. Return flights will depart San Juan at 2:50 p.m., and will arrive at Dulles at 5:56 p.m.
“As Washington’s hometown airline, we’re pleased to link these two capital cities,” said Douglas D. Leo, US Airways vice president of international. “This new service will also connect Washington customers to St. Kitts and Tortola, via our GoCaribbean partner Caribbean Sun Airlines.”
US Airways currently operates twice-daily service to San Juan from Charlotte, N.C., with three frequencies on Saturday and Sunday. Philadelphia-San Juan service operates three times each day, with four frequencies on Saturday. US Airways also serves San Juan with Saturday and Sunday service from both Boston and Pittsburgh. Boston-San Juan flights will operate daily beginning in November 2003.
US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle provide service to nearly 200 destinations worldwide, including 37 states in the U.S. and 10 destinations in Europe. In the Caribbean, US Airways serves Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, Punta Cana, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and St. Croix.Ê US Airways Express also serves North Eleuthera, Governors Harbour, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay from select cities in Florida. Through the GoCaribbean network carriers, US Airways serves Anguilla, Dominica, St. Eustatius, Nevis, Port of Spain, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Vincent, Tobago and Tortola.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.