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US Airways expands to the Caribbean from US hub

US Airways today officially launched its new expanded operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, bringing a new, convenient and low-fare travel option for travellers in South Florida, nearly a dozen East Coast cities, and nine Caribbean and Latin American destinations.  US Airways is also making travel even easier for its Spanish-speaking customers with the launch of today, a Spanish version of the airline’s Web site.  Customers will find in-language instructions on how to search for flights, make reservations and check in online, as well as multiple Spanish-speaking reservations phone contacts.

“Our Caribbean and Latin America expansion has been quite successful, and the development of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport gateway is a natural extension of our plans to increase our presence in the region,” said Douglas Leo, US Airways vice president of sales, distribution and international.

“We thank the Broward County Aviation Department, the Broward Board of County Commissioners, the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection for their efforts in making this expansion a success.”

On February 12, US Airways also began new nonstop flights to three destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America from its Charlotte, North Carolina hub, with the introduction of service to Liberia, Costa Rica, as well as new routes to Barbados and St. Lucia.

All three flights operate every Saturday, using Airbus A320-family aircraft. With the new flights, US Airways offers nonstop service to 23 Caribbean and Latin American destinations from Charlotte. US Airways is the largest carrier at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, operating 566 daily departures to 112 nonstop destinations.