US Airways Invites You to Put Down Your Snow Shovel and Relax on the White Sands of the Aloha State

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways (NYSE:LCC) today inaugurates service between its Phoenix hub and Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui. US Airways now offers 94 non-stop destinations from its Phoenix hub, making it a simple one-stop connection to the fiftieth state for customers all over the US Airways route network which spans the United States.

“This is a monumental day for the new US Airways as we celebrate not only our new service to the island paradise of Hawaii, but also the first destination added to our route network since the America West/US Airways merger closed in September,” remarked US Airways Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Scott Kirby. “Our dedicated employees have worked tirelessly to make this day a reality and today, the outcome of their efforts is realized.

“Customers, especially our loyal frequent flyers, value a broad choice of destinations and Hawaii adds to our robust route network — already the most extensive of any low-cost carrier — which now spans 11 time zones throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America,” continued Kirby.

US Airways will provide the service with Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which have capacity for 190 passengers (14 first class and 176 coach class).

The flight schedule is listed below:

Phoenix to Honolulu, Oahu Honolulu, Oahu to Phoenix

Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
920 11:30 a.m. 3:24 p.m. 925 11:59 p.m. 8:51 a.m.

Phoenix to Kahului, Maui Kahului, Maui to Phoenix

Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
932 11:30 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 931 11:59 p.m. 8:46 a.m.

US Airways will begin a second phase of Hawaiian service in 2006. Specific flight information is listed below:

* On March 1, 2006, America West will inaugurate:

* One new daily roundtrip flight between Las Vegas and Kahului, Maui
* A second daily roundtrip between Phoenix and Honolulu, Oahu
* Four new weekly roundtrips from Phoenix to Lihue, Kauai

* On March 2, 2006, Phoenix will start service to Kona, Hawaii with three
roundtrip flights per week.

America West Vacations will also offer exciting air and hotel packages to all four Hawaiian Islands served by America West. Packages include air, hotel, traditional lei greeting at the airport and optional rental car or hotel shuttle transportation. A variety of accommodations will be available, from budget to luxury, with several condominium-style properties available. Packages also include value-added options like free nights, free meals, two-for-one luaus, free room upgrades and honeymoon amenities. Please visit for more information and to conveniently book online.

US Airways and America West’s recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 4,000 flights per day and serve more than 225 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. (LCCG)

US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers global reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance has been voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. The other members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, THAI, United, and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will be integrated during the first half of 2006. Overall, the member carriers offer more than 15,000 daily flights to 790 destinations in 138 countries.

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