US Airways Customers Score a Hole in One With Additional Flights to and From Augusta for Masters Golf Tournament

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — US Airways (NYSE:LCC) will expand its service to Augusta, Ga., to provide customers more nonstop routes and flight options for the Masters Golf Tournament — one of the world’s premier sporting events. The expanded service will begin April 2 and continue through April 10, 2006.

US Airways will increase and upgrade its current schedule of six daily Charlotte, N.C.-to-Augusta flights to nine daily flights. The increased service will be operated by 50-seat Dash-8s and by 70-seat and 86-seat regional jets.

In addition, US Airways will implement special nonstop service between Augusta and New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington Reagan National on select peak travel days.

“The Masters Tournament brings with it high passenger demand, as fans clamor to get to Augusta’s world-renowned event,” said Schedule Planning and Alliances Senior Vice President Andrew Nocella. “Once again, we are thrilled to provide passengers with more options for getting to Augusta by expanding our destinations and increasing frequencies throughout early April.”

The additional Charlotte-Augusta flights will operate April 2-10. Special nonstop service to Philadelphia and New York will operate April 3-10. Pittsburgh and Washington National flights to and from Augusta will operate Monday, April 10, 2006.

Golf fans and all Augusta-bound travelers can book online today at, by calling 800-428-4322 or through a travel agent.

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).

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 3,700 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 the Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. 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, United, US Airways and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will be integrated during the first half of 2006. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Overall, Star Alliance offers more than 15,000 daily flights to 790 destinations in 138 countries. (LCCG)

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