US Airways has completed installation of the Gogo wi-fi in-flight internet service on its fleet of 270 Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft. The 58 Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft operated by Republic Airlines as US Airways Express have also been updated.
US Airways now offers customers the ability to skip the line at baggage claim with Bags VIP delivery service; which delivers their bag to their home, hotel or office. The airline also offers customers the Track Your Bag tool on usairways.com. Track Your Bag allows travelers to follow their bags from check-in to landing from their smart phone, tablet or laptop.
US Airways Group, Inc. today announced March and year-to-date 2013 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.6 billion, up 5.1 percent versus March 2012. Mainline capacity was 6.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.2 percent versus March 2012. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 86.1 percent for the month of March, up 1.5 points versus March 2012.
The proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways has been approved by a judge in the United States. The decision, which had to be approved by a judge following American Airlines’ decision to enter bankruptcy protection in November 2011, moves the two companies one step closer to forming the largest carrier in the world.
US Airways flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants - CWA (AFA), ratified a new contract today that provides immediate pay increases and includes support for the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
With recent news of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, the airline industry seems to be headed toward four “super-airlines” dominating the market. Recent mergers have consolidated brands and routes across the country, but passengers do not benefit.
American Airlines parent AMR Corporation has agreed a merger with US Airways, ending weeks of speculation a deal was imminent. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine to create a premier global carrier, which will have an implied combined equity value of approximately $11 billion.
US Airways has recorded a net profit of $537 million, or $2.79 per diluted share, for financial 2012. The figure excludes net special items totalling a credit of $100 million, and compares to a full year 2011 net profit of $111 million excluding net special items, or $0.68 per diluted share.
American Airlines and US Airways have signed a ‘pilot’s agreement’ which could potentially smooth the path of any merger between the two airlines. The two United Stated-based carriers confirmed they had completed discussions with the Allied Pilots Association and the US Airlines Pilots Association, with a deal now in place in the event of a merger.
US Airways Group, Inc. today announced November and year-to-date 2012 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.8 billion, up 4.0 percent versus November 2011.
Snowbirds who want to fly south to the sunshine and warmth of the Florida Keys this winter will find it even easier as air access to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental USA, expands with the pre-Christmas launch of non-stop seasonal flights from Washington DC and New York City.
US Airways has confirmed it will inaugurate a daily, non-stop service between its Charlotte hub and Heathrow Airport in London. The flights are expected to begin in March 2013.