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US Airways Continues Caribbean Expansion

US Airways will begin service on four new Caribbean routes beginning in December 2003, further expanding options for customers to reach the airline’s 25 destinations in the region.

Service between Philadelphia and Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands will begin on Dec. 13, 2003, along with Philadelphia-Cozumel and Charlotte-St. Kitts service. Charlotte-Antigua service will begin on Feb. 14, 2004. All new service will operate on Saturdays only using Airbus A320-family aircraft, and is subject to foreign government approval.

“These new routes provide our customers with additional access to the Caribbean, not just from Charlotte and Philadelphia, but throughout our system via convenient connections,” said Douglas D. Leo, US Airways vice president of international.

US Airways will add flights between Charlotte and Mexico City starting Oct. 26, 2003, and between San José, Costa Rica, and both Charlotte and Philadelphia on Nov. 8, 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, US Airways serves Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Cayman, Grenada, 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. Through the GoCaribbean network carriers, US Airways serves Anguilla, Dominica, St. Eustatius, Nevis, Port of Spain, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Vincent, Tobago, Tortola, and Georgetown, Guyana.


Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.