US Airways Introduces New Service Between Washington D.C. and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.

TEMPE, Ariz., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways (NYSE:LCC) announces details of its recent Department of Transportation (DOT) award to operate new service from Washington, D.C. A new year-round, daily routing between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport will begin August 15.

US Airways Senior Vice President Public Affairs C.A. Howlett said, “We are thrilled to offer this new service that links Washington, D.C.’s premier airport with a great Florida destination. Our quest to provide this service received support from both communities and we are extremely grateful for that support.”

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and Chief Executive Officer Fredrick J. Piccolo added, “We are very pleased with the addition of Washington Reagan non-stop service to SRQ. Washington, D.C. is a great market for us with strong inbound and outbound demand. We believe the service will do exceedingly well.

We appreciate the confidence of US Airways and I know they join me in our admiration for the wide range of support the application received. We particularly appreciate the efforts in Washington from our Senators Nelson and Martinez, as well as Congressman Harris, Congressman Davis, and Congressman Mica.

Governor Bush and many local government bodies, business leaders, tourism officials and interested citizens also communicated their support to the DOT and the airport is very grateful.”

The only non-stop pairing between Reagan and Sarasota/Bradenton, US Airways Express carrier Republic Airways will operate the daily round-trip with the 72-passenger Embraer 170 regional jet. Flight specifics and a sample fare are listed below:

Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. to Washington, D.C.
Flight# Departs Arrives Aircraft
3472 12:55 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Embraer 170*

Washington, D.C. to Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
Flight# Departs Arrives Aircraft
3365 10:00 a.m. 12:20 p.m. Embraer 170*

* Saturday service from Aug. 15 through Sept. 6 operated by Chautauqua Airlines with 50-passenger ERJ-145 aircraft

Sample One-way Introductory Fare
Based on Required Round Trip Purchase*
$109 USD

* Terms and Conditions: Sample price requires roundtrip air travel on the new nonstop service only. Purchases must be made by July 7 and all travel completed by November 15 to secure the introductory fare. 14-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 ($6.60 per itinerary), Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 per passenger, and the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment ($5 per itinerary. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Blackout dates apply. 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.

US Airways and America West’s recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 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 Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at (LCCG)

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