US Airways Announces Intention to Apply for China Service


12 Feb 2007 [21:20h]     Bookmark and Share


US Airways Announces Intention to Apply for China Service

US Airways Announces Intention to Apply for China Service


Airline Urges DOT to Conduct Full Route Authority Case

TEMPE, Ariz – US Airways (NYSE: LCC)   notified the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the airline will file an application to fly nonstop service from the United States to China, and urged the DOT to conduct a full competitive proceeding for a route that will become available in 2008.

US Airways had been considering applying for China authority for some time, and today responded to a Delta Air Lines application for Atlanta-Shanghai authority. US Airways asked the DOT to defer consideration of Delta’s application until a full proceeding can commence.

„US Airways urges DOT to defer consideration of Delta’s application until there is the opportunity for full consideration of such other applications as may be submitted. Specifically, US Airways intends to apply for the designation and frequencies at issue, and it is presently coordinating its proposal with affected parties, including the U.S. gateways and communities it will serve,“ US Airways said in its DOT filing today.

[GADS_NEWS]US Airways noted that DOT has conducted virtually every allocation of China frequencies by means of a comparative selection route proceeding. „There is no reason to deviate from that longstanding practice now, more than a year before the frequencies at issue even become available,“ US Airways said in its filing.

US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 37,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve over 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)


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