US Airways Launches Nonstop Service to Barcelona

ARLINGTON, Va., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways today begins its new daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and Barcelona, providing customers convenient access to the unique architecture and culture of the Catalan region of Spain.

The inaugural flight will depart Philadelphia at 8:15 p.m., and will arrive in Barcelona at 10:05 a.m., the following morning. The return flight will depart Barcelona at 12:35 p.m., the following day, and will arrive in Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m. The seasonal Barcelona service is flown using Boeing 767-200ER aircraft with 176 seats in Coach Class and 23 seats in Envoy Class, and will operate daily through Oct. 29, 2005.

Also this month, US Airways will resume its seasonal summer service to Dublin, Glasgow, and Shannon, and began new nonstop service to Venice on May 9, 2005.

US Airways is Philadelphia’s largest carrier, offering 494 nonstop daily departures to over 100 destinations. In addition to its seasonal European schedule, US Airways operates year-round service between Philadelphia and Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris and Rome. For more information on US Airways’ flight schedules and fares, visit usairways.com.

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. 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 Airways International, United, and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways will join the alliance within the next 12 months.

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