US Airways Begins Service to San Jose

PRNewswire-FirstCall ARLINGTON, Va. Nov. 7 :

US Airways will begin Saturday nonstop service to San Jose, Costa Rica
this weekend, with nonstop flights from both Charlotte, N.C., and
Both new flights will operate using 146-seat Airbus A-320 aircraft, with
seating for 16 customers in First Class and 126 customers in Economy
Class. Flights will depart Philadelphia at 7:45 a.m., and will arrive in
San Jose at 11:47 a.m. Return flights will depart San Jose at 2:45 p.m.,
and will arrive in Philadelphia at 8:36 p.m. Charlotte-San Jose flights
will depart at 10:15 a.m., arriving at 1:24 p.m. Return flights will
depart San Jose at 1:05 p.m., and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:10 p.m.

“San Jose is an important addition to our growing Latin American network,”
said Douglas D. Leo, US Airways vice president-international. “As a top
destination for eco-tourism, beautiful beaches and surfing, Costa Rica
caps off an exciting year of expansion throughout the Caribbean and Latin
America. These flights will also offer travelers from Costa Rica access to
US Airways` vast East Coast network, with easy connections to more than 65
cities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Ohio Valley and Great
“We are very pleased to welcome US Airways. We are cognizant of the fact
that tourism is fundamental to the development of the airport and the
country. Alterra has proactively participated in tourism development.
Together with ASM, one of the most respected aviation consultants in the
world, and the Costa Rican National Tourism Institute, we have a global
strategy to enhance relationships with the international airlines
interested in serving Costa Rica,” said Al Romeu, senior vice
president-Alterra Latin America.

On Feb. 1, 2004, US Airways will expand its San Jose service to eight
roundtrips per week, four from Charlotte and four from Philadelphia.

US Airways is offering an introductory special of double Dividend Miles
for paid, qualifying nonstop flights via both Charlotte and Philadelphia
to and from San Jose, Nov. 8, 2003 - Feb. 8, 2004. Members must register
before departure at or by calling 800-872-4738 and
entering bonus number 2368.


This offer is applicable on published fares on US Airways` nonstop or
direct Charlotte and Philadelphia flights to and from San Jose. Bonus
miles do not count toward earning Preferred status or E-Upgrades. This
offer cannot 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 began daily nonstop service between Charlotte and Mexico City
on Oct. 26, 2003, and will begin nonstop service between Charlotte and La
Romana in the Dominican Republic on Dec. 13, 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. In the Caribbean and Latin America, US Airways serves Antigua, Aruba,
Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand
Cayman, Grenada, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, Punta
Cana, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St.
Maarten and St. Croix. 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 or call US Airways Reservations at