US Airways to Join Industry New Orleans Evacuation Effort

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways will participate in the airline industry’s effort to help in evacuation efforts for New Orleans. Flights will begin later this afternoon and continue at least through the weekend. US Airways will provide a 126-seat Boeing 737-300 aircraft, as well as other aircraft as needed.

“The employees of US Airways are committed to doing everything they possibly can to help those who are suffering as a result of this catastrophe, volunteering their time, job skills and resources,” said Bruce R. Lakefield, US Airways president and chief executive officer. “We are ready and willing to assist in the relief efforts.”

US Airways is also working closely with the American Red Cross, which has said that monetary assistance currently is the best alternative. The company created earlier this week the US Airways Employee Relief Fund to help colleagues in the Gulf States, many of whom have lost everything.

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