Mississippi Capital to the US Capital
US Airways is launching daily non-stop service between Jackson, Mississippi (JAN), and Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). This flight will be the only non-stop from Mississippi to the US Capital.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted US Airways temporary authority to operate this new flight using two slot exemptions at Washington’s National Airport. Tomorrow, March 5th, US Airways will petition to the DOT to grant US Airways the authority to fly the route permanently.
This new flight not only operates into Washington DC’s convenient National Airport (DCA), considered DC’s “downtown” airport by some, but provides connections to other cities across the eastern seaboard from US Airways hub at National Airport.
Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, marketing and planning, said, “Our new service will provide a direct link to Washington, D.C. for business, government, military and leisure travelers in Mississippi.”
Both First Class and Economy will be available on this flight, which will fly under the US Airways Express flag, but will be operated by Republic Airlines using an Embraer 170 aircraft. The E170 is a new, larger, regional jet with the comforts of a mainline aircraft with seating for 69 passengers.
Jackson, MS to Washington National Flight Schedule
|Jackson, MS (JAN) to Washington National (DCA):||Washington National (DCA) to Jackson, MS (JAN):|
|US Airways 3478||US Airways 3477|
|Depart Jackson-Evers Intl (JAN): 7:52 am
Arrive Washington National (DCA): 11:00 am
|Depart Washington National (DCA): 7:35pm
Arrive Jackson-Evers Intl (JAN): 9:10pm
|– Flights operate daily effective March 4, 2012 –
– All times local –
– Operated by Republic Airlines –
Customers may book their flights through US Airways web site, US Airways Reservations, or through travel agencies (including online booking sites).
Double US Airways Dividend Miles
Members of US Airways Frequent Flyer Program, Dividend Miles, can earn not only double miles, but double Preferred-qualifying miles. Customers must book by April 22, 2012, for travel between March 5 and April 22, 2012, to earn the double miles. Double miles will only be given on the DCA-JAN and JAN-DCA segments only and will be awarded one to two weeks after travel has been completed. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply – contact US Airways for additional information.