Philadelphia Eagles and US Airways today announced a seven-year
partnership that will make Philadelphia’s number one passenger air carrier
the official airline of the Eagles. A formal announcement was made at
Philadelphia International Airport. “We are proud to create a long-term partnership with a company that has
been a staple in the Philadelphia community since the 1940s and employs a
large number of our fans and their families,” said Eagles Senior Vice
President of Business Operations Mark Donovan.
As a Founding Partner, US Airways has exclusive use of the team trademark
in the airline category. US Airways will also have exclusive signage
rights at Lincoln Financial Field, which includes entitlement of the
southeast corner of the stadium, permanent scoreboard signage, LED
messaging, and video board features during Eagles games. The partnership
also includes major exposure on Eagles television and radio programming,
team publications, and PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
“Philadelphia is a very important city for US Airways. Over the past
decade, we have turned Philadelphia into a major east coast gateway to
Europe and the Caribbean, and most recently, have launched expanded
service and new lower fares,” said US Airways Managing Director of
Marketing & Revenue Development Barry Biffle. “We’ve got nearly 6,000
employees and more than a million and a half Dividend Miles frequent flyer
members who call the greater Philadelphia region their home. We’ve loved
Philadelphia for years, and supporting a Philadelphia institution like the
Eagles is a great way to partner with the community.”
US Airways has played an integral role in the growth and development of
domestic and international business in Philadelphia, with its roots
stemming to 1948, when the carrier operated as Allegheny Airlines. US
Airways and US Airways Express today operate 392 daily nonstop flights
from Philadelphia International Airport, with nonstop service to 109
destinations in the U.S., Canada and the District of Columbia, 20
destinations in the Caribbean and 11 cities in Europe.
The Eagles and US Airways will work together to develop promotions
throughout the year to create further excitement and opportunities when
attending Eagles games.
With GoFares, US Airways is Philadelphia’s largest low-fare carrier and
the seventh-largest airline in the U.S., serving nearly 200 communities in
the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways, US
Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over
3,300 flights per day.