US Airways Lowers Fares in 20 East Coast Markets

Fares Reduced as Much as 60 Percent as US Airways Spreads Low-Cost Pricing Structure in East Coast Markets

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways (NYSE:LCC) today announced it has slashed fares to nearly 20 destinations connected to its eastern hubs of Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh. The move comes in the wake of last month’s introduction of lowered Shuttle fares between New York La Guardia and Boston Logan and between New York La Guardia and Washington National. Fares are available immediately and can be booked at, by calling 800-428-4322 or through a travel agent.

“As we continue to integrate our two airlines, combining consumer-friendly pricing with the reach and amenities of a coast-to-coast and international network has been our goal,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “Today’s announcement of lowered fares in our three eastern hubs is another step in that process.”

This wave of fare reductions includes the following hub markets:

To/from Charlotte, N.C.: To/from Philadelphia:
* Philadelphia * Rochester, N.Y.
* Indianapolis * Burlington, Vt.
* Lexington, Ky. * Albany, N.Y.
* Richmond, Va. * Charlotte, N.C.
* Newport News/Williamsburg, Va. * Akron, Ohio
* Chattanooga, Tenn. * Greensboro, N.C.
* Allentown, Pa.
* Greenville, N.C.
* Harrisburg, Pa.
* Providence, R.I.
* Pittsburgh

To/from Pittsburgh:
* Rochester, N.Y.
* Syracuse, N.Y.
* New York (LGA)
* Charlotte, N.C.

Sample roundtrip fares* include:

Market New Sample Fare* Reduction from Previous
Lowest Fare
Charlotte, N.C. — Philadelphia $278 44%
Charlotte, N.C. — Indianapolis $198 42%
Philadelphia — Rochester, N.Y. $198 53%
Philadelphia — Albany, N.Y. $278 45%
Philadelphia — Akron, Ohio $208 42%
Pittsburgh — Syracuse, N.Y. $198 61%
Norfolk, Va. — New York $188 46%

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).

* Terms and Conditions: Sample price requires roundtrip air travel. 21-day advance purchase and a one-night minimum stay are required. Tickets are nonrefundable and permissible changes incur a $100 change fee and any applicable fare difference. Sample price does not include federal excise taxes of $3.30 per segment, Passenger Facility Charges of $4.50 to $18.00 per passenger, and the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment (up to $10 per itinerary). Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares shown are valid for purchases made at Tickets purchased through US Airways telephone reservations are $5 higher. Tickets purchased at US Airways airports or city ticket offices are $10 higher. Travel is not valid 10MAR06, 12MAR06, 16-20MAR06, 23-27MAR06, 2APR06, 9APR06, 14APR06, 17APR06, 23APR06, 30APR06, 14MAY06, 18-19MAY06, 21MAY06, 25-26MAY06, 29MAY06, 4JUN06, 8-9JUN06, 11JUN06, 15-16JUN06, 18JUN06, 22-26JUN06, 29-30JUN06, 1JUL06, 5JUL06, 9JUL06, 13-14JUL06, 16-17JUL06, 20-21JUL06, 23JUL06, 27-28JUL06, 30-31JUL06, 6AUG06, 13AUG06, 20AUG06, 15OCT06, 22OCT06, 12NOV06, 22NOV06 or 26-27NOV06

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.

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. (LCCG)

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