The Airline Will Begin Nonstop Service to Athens, Brussels, and Zurich
TEMPE, Ariz. — US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to Athens, Greece; Brussels, Belgium, and Zurich, Switzerland starting this summer.
With these new flights to Athens, Brussels and Zurich — scheduled to start in May and June — US Airways will offer a total of 22 daily flights to 19 cities in 12 countries throughout Europe during the peak summer season.
„These three new European destinations strengthen Philadelphia’s growing role as an international gateway for business and leisure passengers,“ said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. „We could not be adding this new service without the leadership and support of Mayor Street, Airport Director Charles Isdell and Director of Commerce Stephanie Nadoff. We are working hard with Mayor Street and the airport to ensure new, additional international capability for even more international service next year.
[GADS_NEWS]„These new destinations demonstrate our commitment to our customers, our Philadelphia hub and European and international growth prospects,“ Parker said.
Customers from more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will find convenient connections available via Philadelphia to these new European destinations, as well as 16 other European cities in the US Airways network.
Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street said, „For many years, US Airways has championed the citizens and business community of Philadelphia. We anticipate this new service will help solidify Philadelphia as a major international gateway and continue to positively affect our economy.“
These new offerings are subject to foreign government approval. US Airways will fly one daily year round round-trip from Philadelphia to Brussels beginning June 1 and from Philadelphia to Zurich beginning June 8. The Philadelphia-Athens flights are slated to begin May 25 and end October 6. All flights will operate with either Boeing 757 or 767 aircraft equipped with Envoy business class seating. Flights are available for purchase immediately on www.usairways.com; by calling US Airways at 800-428-4322 or by consulting a travel agent.
Flight Number Origin Departure Destination Arrival Aircraft 758 Philadelphia 4:00 p.m. Athens 8:55 a.m. Boeing 767 (next day) 759 Athens 11:25 a.m. Philadelphia 3:35 p.m. Boeing 767 750 Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. Brussels 10:20 a.m. Boeing 757 (next day) 751 Brussels 12:40 p.m. Philadelphia 3:25 p.m. Boeing 757 710 Philadelphia 6:10 p.m. Zurich 8:05 a.m. Boeing 767 (next day) 711 Zurich 10:25 a.m. Philadelphia 1:35 p.m. Boeing 767
Philadelphia is US Airways‘ second largest hub employing 5,800 aviation professionals and offering 430 daily flights to 112 non-stop destinations. Philadelphia also serves as US Airways‘ international gateway serving 19 destinations in Europe and 16 in the Caribbean and Latin America.
US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The new US Airways — the product of a merger between America West and US Airways in September 2005 — is a member of the Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 841 destinations in 157 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com. (LCCG)