PRNewswire-FirstCall ARLINGTON, Va. Oct. 17 :
US Airways today filed an application with the U.S. Department of
Transportation for route authority to operate new nonstop roundtrip
service to Glasgow, Scotland, from its Philadelphia hub.
US Airways is seeking approval to begin seasonal summer service in May
2004. Subject to U.S. and U.K. government approvals, US Airways will
operate daily flights through the end of October 2004. Service on the new
route will be flown using Boeing 767-200 aircraft, offering seating for
199 passengers with 23 seats in Envoy Class and 176 seats in Coach Class.
“Scotland will mark our third destination in the U.K., as well as our
eleventh European route from our primary international gateway
Philadelphia,” said Douglas D. Leo, US Airways vice
president-international. “We are excited to bring new service to Glasgow
in time for the 2004 British Open at the nearby Royal Troon Golf Club.”
Customers traveling on this new service will have convenient connections
from Philadelphia to over 45 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the
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` European
destinations are Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester,
Munich, Paris, Rome and Shannon. For more information on US Airways flight
schedules and fares, visit US Airways online at usairways.com.