Get Ready to Say ‘Ciao, Ola or Hej’ With New US Airways Service

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today, US Airways (NYSE:LCC) customers have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new service from Philadelphia to Milan, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; and Stockholm, Sweden. With this new service — starting in May and June — US Airways offers 19 daily flights to 16 cities in 10 countries throughout Europe.

“Our international presence is a key element that sets the new US Airways apart from other low-cost carriers, and we are thrilled to grow that presence through today’s announcement,” said US Airways President and CEO Doug Parker. “We are extremely grateful to Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street and Philadelphia Airport Director Charles J. Isdell, who played crucial roles in ensuring our commitment to offer more international destinations to the citizens of Philadelphia and surrounding areas becomes a reality. On behalf of the new US Airways’ 35,000 aviation professionals, we also extend our thanks to the Philadelphia community for continuing to believe in and fly with us.”

The new European service, subject to foreign-government approval, is scheduled as follows.

Market Equipment Flight # Departs Arrives
Philadelphia-Milan Boeing 767 164 4:10 p.m. 6:35 a.m.
Milan-Philadelphia Boeing 767 49 9:45 a.m. 1:20 p.m.
Philadelphia-Stockholm Boeing 767 326 5:55 p.m. 8:20 a.m.
Stockholm-Philadelphia Boeing 767 327 10:20 a.m. 1:35 p.m.
Philadelphia-Lisbon Boeing 757 48 8:10 p.m. 8:15 a.m.
Lisbon-Philadelphia Boeing 757 49 10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m.

Market Frequency Season
Philadelphia-Milan Daily May 30 through open
Milan-Philadelphia Daily May 31 through open
Philadelphia-Stockholm Daily Jun. 3 through Oct. 7
Stockholm-Philadelphia Daily Jun. 4 through Oct. 8
Philadelphia-Lisbon 1.3.56. Jun. 7 through Oct. 27
Lisbon-Philadelphia .2.4.67 Jun. 8 through Oct. 28

1 – Monday; 2 – Tuesday; 3 – Wednesday; 4 – Thursday; 5 – Friday;
6 – Saturday; 7 – Sunday

Sample fares are listed below:

From To Fare*
Philadelphia Lisbon $649.00
Charlotte Lisbon $892.00
New York City Lisbon $739.00
Phoenix Lisbon $909.00
Orlando Lisbon $960.00
Philadelphia Stockholm $599.00
Charlotte Stockholm $788.00
New York City Stockholm $702.00
Phoenix Stockholm $862.00
Orlando Stockholm $836.00
Philadelphia Milan $649.00
Charlotte Milan $926.00
New York City Milan $841.00
Phoenix Milan $969.00
Orlando Milan $969.00

*Terms and conditions: advertised fares are based on required roundtrip Coach travel from Philadelphia, Charlotte, New York City, Phoenix, and Orlando and are available only at usairways.com and americawest.com. Tickets purchased through Reservations or other ticketing locations will incur additional fees of $5-$10. Tickets must be purchased by 2/27/06, and within 24 hours of making the reservation. A minimum Saturday-night stay is required. Travel is valid from service start date and must be completed by 6/31/06. Tickets are non-refundable. A per passenger $200 change fee, plus any additional fare amount due, will be charged if the reservation is changed after purchase. If the entire reservation is canceled on/before the scheduled date of travel, the ticket will retain value and can be used toward another nonrefundable ticket less a $200 US Airways administration fee, up to one year after its original issue date. New travel must be completed within one year from the original date of issue. Any subsequent changes to the exchanged tickets will incur at minimum an additional $200 fee. If the reservation is not canceled on/before the original travel date, the entire ticket will have no further value. Taxes and fees: Sample price does not include federal excise taxes of $3.30 per segment, Passenger Facility Charges of $9.00 to $18.00 per passenger, and the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment (up to $10 per itinerary). Fares do not include international taxes/fees of up to $107. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights.

Part or all of the above service may be provided by US Airways Express carriers Air Midwest, Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic and Trans States. Part or all of the service may be operated by America West or United Airlines(R).

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 3,700 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. The 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, US Airways and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will be integrated during the first half of 2006. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Overall, Star Alliance offers more than 15,000 daily flights to 790 destinations in 138 countries. (LCCG)

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