US Airways is launching a new daily, non-stop service from the airline’s international gateway of Philadelphia International Airport to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and San Antonio International Airport.
US Airways and American Airlines parent AMR could be a step closer to a merger after the companies entered into a nondisclosure agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies have agreed to exchange certain confidential information and to work in good faith to evaluate a potential combination, according to a memo from US Airways chief executive Doug Parker.
A US Airways flight attendant won $10,000 after making a customer “feel at home” on a flight from Charlotte, N.C. to Mexico City earned her an entry into the airline’s “Above and Beyond” employee recognition drawing. The employee took home a portion of the more than $260,000 that US Airways gives away each quarter to 360 employees.
US Airways continues to enhance its customers’ in-flight experience with the introduction of DineFresh, a premium meal option in Economy that allows customers to treat themselves when flying internationally to Europe, the Middle East and South America. The new premium choice enhances the airline’s current complimentary meal offerings.
Three aircraft have come close to an accident at Regan National Airport in Washington following a “miscommunication” with air traffic control. Reports from the United States transport officials said two regional commuter jets took off in the direction of an incoming flight with inadequate separation.
Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today began casting votes on whether to authorize a strike at the carrier after unproductive negotiations.
US Airways has renewed its agreement with GuestLogix, the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry. The multi-year contract renewal, representing more than 50 million passenger-trips annually, will expand the relationship between US Airways and GuestLogix.
US Airways began new service to 11 communities today and improved service to three from Washington, D.C’s Reagan National Airport. The airline launched nonstop flights to Birmingham, Ala.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Islip, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; Jacksonville, N.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla. and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
US Airways is expanding its Gogo® Wi-Fi inflight Internet service to its fleet of Airbus A319, A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft. With the expansion of inflight Internet across the Airbus A320 (A319, A320 and A321) family and Embraer 190 fleet, US Airways will have 90 percent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access.
US Airways today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents the airline’s 6,700 mainline flight attendants. Details of the agreement will be made available by AFA.
Two more major American carriers have added surcharges to ticket prices in order to meet the cost of a new European Union-sponsored Emissions Trading Scheme. Delta Air Lines led the way in the US last week, with American Airlines and US Airways now following suit.
US Airways has announced it will offer services to 11 new destinations and add flights to three existing destinations at Reagan National Airport following the closing of its slot transaction with Delta Air Lines. Eight of the 11 new communities the airline will serve currently have no service to Washington’s downtown airport.