PRNewswire-FirstCall ARLINGTON, Va. and EAST MEADOW, N.Y. Oct. 20 :
US Airways and Lufthansa customers now can enjoy the many benefits of the
airlines` codeshare relationship, with codeshare flights now available for
Through this codeshare, US Airways customers initially will be able to
codeshare to seven cities, including five new cities in Germany. Lufthansa
customers will have codeshare access to 17 U.S. destinations, including 14
new cities on the East Coast. Codeshare flights begin on Oct. 26, 2003.
US Airways first will expand its schedules to include codeshare flights on
Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Berlin, Boston, Dusseldorf, Hamburg,
Philadelphia, Nurnberg and Stuttgart, as well as flights between Munich
and Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.
Lufthansa will add its code to US Airways flights between Philadelphia and:
* Albany, N.Y. * Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) * Elmira, N.Y. *
Greensboro, N.C. * Hartford, Conn. * Manchester, N.H. * Pittsburgh *
Providence, R.I. * Raleigh/Durham, N.C. * San Juan, Puerto Rico *
Washington Reagan National * West Palm Beach, Fla. * White Plains, N.Y. *
Lufthansa will also codeshare on US Airways flights between Pittsburgh and
both Frankfurt and Boston, Philadelphia and both Frankfurt and Munich, as
well as Charlotte-Frankfurt flights. Codesharing is the use of one
airline`s two- letter designator on flights operated by the other airline,
with the ease of a single ticket, one-stop check-in and coordinated
Also on Oct. 26, US Airways and Lufthansa will begin their reciprocal
frequent flyer relationship. Members of US Airways Dividend Miles(R) and
Miles & More(R), Lufthansa`s frequent flyer program, will be able to earn
miles, elite bonuses and class of service bonuses as well as attain elite
status on qualifying, paid flights on either airline worldwide.
Members of each loyalty program will earn actual flight miles or a minimum
500-mile flight credit, as well as a class-of-service bonus for paid
travel in First or Business Class. The start date for award reservations
and travel will be announced soon.
Additionally, US Airways is offering double Dividend Miles on all paid,
qualifying flights on US Airways between the U.S. and Germany, and on
Lufthansa flights worldwide. Lufthansa is offering double miles to Miles &
More members on the first roundtrip flight on all US Airways flights
worldwide. Qualifying travel for both bonuses must be completed between
Oct. 26 and Dec. 31, 2003. Members must register with their respective
airline before departure at usairways.com/dm/7635 or at lufthansa-usa.com.
Additional customer benefits include reciprocal lounge access. Passengers
traveling on Lufthansa in First or Business Class, or Lufthansa Senator
members, will be welcomed at US Airways Clubs worldwide. US Airways Envoy
Class passengers will have access to Lufthansa Business Lounges worldwide.
Eligible passengers will be required to present their same-day Lufthansa
or US Airways boarding pass.
US Airways is the nation`s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200
destinations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Its transatlantic service operates primarily from its new international
terminal in Philadelphia. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US
Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,400 flights a day.
From its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, Lufthansa provides one of the most
extensive global networks of any major airline, flying to 330 destinations
in nearly 90 countries worldwide, including 19 cities throughout North