US Airways Updates Status of Operations Following Weekend Winter Weather

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A severe winter weather system — with heavy snow, high winds and bitter cold — disrupted operations for the industry at many airports over the weekend. US Airways and its Express affiliates canceled approximately 1,800 flights (from Friday through Monday) and Philadelphia International Airport was closed for the first time in several years. US Airways continues to work to restore normal operations. Employees at a number of stations, including those most significantly impacted by the storm such as Washington, Philadelphia, LaGuardia and Boston, have been working around-the-clock to help get flights out on time and have bags delivered to hotels and residences.

As might be expected, some employees were unable to dig out from snow- filled driveways or navigate treacherous road conditions, further complicating the challenge. US Airways expects to resume its full schedule of flights by tomorrow. “Our appreciation is extended to all those employees who went out of their way to make it to work, despite hazardous road conditions and bitter cold temperatures. Their extra efforts mitigated the inconveniences this storm caused our customers,” said Christopher Chiames, US Airways senior vice president of Corporate Affairs. “We continue to work to get operations back on track, but the extreme cold and icy conditions require that we take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers. Customers have been patient and recognize the weather has created this difficult operational challenge, and that cooperation has also helped to ease the situation.”

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