US Airways announced today that it will reinstate nonstop seasonal service
between Pittsburgh and London`s Gatwick Airport beginning May 1, 2004.
The flights will operate daily through Oct. 29, 2004, using Boeing 767
aircraft. Flights will depart Pittsburgh at 5:50 p.m., and will arrive in
London at 6 a.m., the following morning. Return flights will depart London
at 11:55 a.m., and will arrive in Pittsburgh at 3:25 p.m. Customers will
be able to begin purchasing tickets on these flights on Dec. 10, 2003.
In a meeting on Dec. 5, 2003, Allegheny County Chief Executive-elect Dan
Onorato asked US Airways to evaluate the viability of resuming the route
for next year.
“We had looked at utilizing the aircraft for other seasonal flying, but
have concluded that in conjunction with the commitment to fly our existing
schedule at Pittsburgh through next October, Pittsburgh-London Gatwick
service is a viable alternative. We know that the service is used by
business and leisure travelers alike, and hope this is good news for the
local community,” said US Airways Senior Vice President of Corporate
Affairs Chris Chiames. “Meanwhile, we look forward to working with Mr.
Onorato to explore alternatives for a long-term solution that reduces
costs at Pittsburgh International Airport, following our productive
meeting with him last week.”
From Pittsburgh, US Airways operates international flights to four
destinations, with daily nonstop service to Frankfurt and San Juan, Puerto
Rico; weekend nonstop service to Cancun; and seasonal weekend nonstop
service to Montego Bay.
US Airways is the nation`s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200
communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin
America. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle, and the US Airways Express
carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day. For more information on US
Airways schedules and fares, visit usairways.com.
US Airways editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire