US Airways to Offer Vail Service

US Airways announced today that it will begin seasonal weekend roundtrip service to Vail from its hubs in Charlotte, N.C., and Philadelphia, on Dec. 20, 2003. The service will continue through April 4, 2004.

Charlotte-Vail service will operate using 193-seat Boeing 757 aircraft. Flights will depart Charlotte each Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and will arrive in Vail at 10:28 a.m. Return flights will depart Vail at 11:40 a.m., and will arrive in Charlotte at 4:45 p.m.

Philadelphia-Vail service will operate each Saturday and Sunday, also using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flights will depart Philadelphia at 9:45 a.m., and will arrive in Vail at 12:14 p.m. Return flights will depart Vail at 1:15 p.m., and will arrive in Philadelphia at 6:42 p.m.

“Vail and Beaver Creek are world-class ski destinations, drawing international and domestic visitors alike,” said Daniel M. McDonald, US Airways vice president of planning and scheduling. “The feed provided through our codeshare relationship with United, combined with our strong East Coast presence, supports our ability to begin new service to a such a premier Western U.S. destination.”

“We`re thrilled to be expanding air service to Charlotte and Philadelphia. Both markets offer tremendous opportunity to generate exposure of Vail and Beaver Creek, both of which are within 30 minutes of the Vail Eagle airport, and build upon our winter destination business,” said Chris Jarnot, vice president of marketing for Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts.

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Customers will be able to fly nonstop to Vail on US Airways on the weekends or connect with the US Airways-United codeshare on weekdays.

US Airways is offering an introductory special of triple Dividend Miles in First Class and double Dividend Miles in Coach Class for travel between Vail and both Charlotte and Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 2003- Jan. 31, 2004. Members must register before departure at usairways.com/dm/8555 or by calling 1-800-872-4738 and entering bonus request 8555.

This offer is applicable on published fares on US Airways nonstop or direct flights between Charlotte/Philadelphia and Vail. This offer may not be combined with other flight bonus offers. Retroactive mileage credit will not be given prior to registration. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.

US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. 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.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.

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