US Airways Announces New Washington National Routes

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The Swap between US Airways and Delta is Complete

Delta first announced their new routes out of New York LaGuardia (LGA), today it’s US Airways turn to announce their new routes from Washington National Airport (DCA) resulting from the slot swap deal.

US Airways made a formal announcement today that it will start new service at Washington National to 11 new destinations and add flights to three existing destinations.  Eight of the 11 new destinations US Airways plans to serve have no service to Washington D.C.’s “downtown” National airport.  The new flights will begin on March 25th and are in-line with US Airways plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Charlotte.

“We are excited to expand our service to customers traveling to and from our nation’s capital as well as increase jobs at Washington National Airport,” said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “When our expansion is completed, US Airways will offer more than 230 daily flights and directly support more than 1,500 aviation jobs at Washington National.”

The final phase of US Airways plan to focus on its core service areas will start July 11, 2012 — and it will involve additional new routes from Washington National, to be announced in February.  To support the expanded service, US Airways will add more gates at Reagan National, build a second US Airways Club located near the new departure gates, and will hire approximately 125 airport customer service and fleet service employees.

New US Airways Washington National Flights – Start March 25

Non-stop, daily flights will begin to the following cities:

  • Birmingham, Alabama (BMH)
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina (FAY)
  • Islip McArthur Airport, New York (ISP)
  • Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT)
  • Jacksonville, North Carolina (OAJ)
  • Pensacola, Florida (PNS)
  • Tallahassee, Florida (TLH)
  • Ft. Walton Beach, Florida (VPS)

The above destinations have no existing service from Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. The new Washington National routes will be operated by both US Airways and US Airways Express, depending on the market.

New Service will also be added to Memphis (MEM), Ohama, Nebraska (OMA), and Ottawa, Ontario (YOW) – these cities already have service to National, but on other carriers.

Daily flights will also be added to Bangor, Maine (BGR) and Savannah, Georgia (SAV), which US Airways currently serves on weekends.

Finally, a daily non-stop frequency will be added to Bradley Intl (BDL) in Hartford.

US Airways Plans for New York LaGuardia

At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, US Airways will operate a reduced schedule with the shift to Washington National. US Airways will remain the third largest carrier at the airport, offering 65 daily weekday flights. The airline will continue to operate its popular dual-class, US Airways Shuttle flights to Washington (DCA) and Boston (BOS), and high-frequency service to its Charlotte (CLT) and Philadelphia (PHL) hubs. The airline will also continue to serve Pittsburgh (PIT) – once a booming US Airways Hub, but eliminated with the America West merger, along with its West Coast Hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) from New York LaGuardia (LGA).

All US Airways flights will continue to arrive and depart from Terminal C, where the airline will build a new, state-of-the-art 3,500 square foot US Airways Club scheduled for completion this spring.

Once both phases of the transition are complete, 99 percent of the airline’s available seat miles (ASMs) will operate to or from its core service areas and US Airways Shuttle.

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