US Airways adding flights to Europe

Source: Phoenix Business Journal  – Jen Wilson, Associate Editor/Online

US Airways Group Inc. operates its largest hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

US Airways Group Inc. is adding daily, seasonal flights to Madrid, Rome and Dublin from its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It also will increase the number of daily flights it offers from Charlotte to Frankfurt, Germany.

In addition, the Tempe-based airline is adding flights to Europe from Philadelphia. No international flights will be added from Phoenix.

Many international business class passengers on the European flights will have the added option of US Airways’ Envoy Suite. The carrier’s entire Airbus A330 fleet was upgraded this spring with the suites, which feature an adjustable seat that reclines into a flat bed, personal in-flight entertainment and a standard 110-volt universal power outlet.

“Our seasonal service gives our customers more ways to reach their favorite European destinations from both Philadelphia and Charlotte, while also giving European travelers access to US Airways destinations as diverse as San Juan and Los Angeles,” Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, airport customer service, international and cargo, says in the company’s press release. “Customers will also be able to enjoy the Envoy Suite to many new destinations, enhancing their travel experience across the Atlantic.”

US Airways (NYSE:LCC) announced earlier this week that it will add some daily domestic flights between Charlotte Douglas and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, starting in September.

US Airways booked a profitable first quarter, earning $48 million, or 28 cents per diluted share, excluding one-time items. Revenue totaled a record $3.3 billion. The airline posted strong traffic numbers as well, delivering its best-ever operational performance for the quarter.

The carrier has an eye on merging with American Airlines.

Jen Wilson coordinates the Charlotte Business Journal’s online operations, chronicles local events for CBJ Seen and takes photographs.


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