US Airways is adding service to 11 destinations from Reagan National, eight of which currently have no service from National. The new flights are the result of a slot swap with Delta Airlines.
The new flights are the next step in US Airways’ plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C., the carrier said. The expansion will create an additional 125 US Airways jobs at National. The airline will also open a second US Airways Club
In the first phase of its expansion at Washington, US Airways will add the following new flights, which begin March 25:
- Nonstop, daily flights to Birmingham, Ala.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Islip, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; Jacksonville, N.C.;Pensacola, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla. and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. These destinations currently have no existing service from Reagan National.
- New service will also be added to Memphis, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb. and Ottawa, Ontario. These communities are currently served by other carriers at Reagan National.
- Daily flights will be added to Bangor, Maine and Savannah, Ga., which US Airways currently serves on weekends.
- A daily nonstop frequency will be added to Hartford, Conn.
At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, US Airways will operate a reduced schedule over current levels. It will remain the third largest carrier at the airport, offering customers 65 daily weekday flights. The airline will continue to operate its popular hourly dual-class Shuttle service to Washington and Boston, and high-frequency service to its Charlotte and Philadelphia hubs. US Airways will also continue to serve Pittsburgh and its Phoenix hub from LaGuardia. All US Airways flights will continue to arrive and depart from Terminal C, where the airline will build a new, state-of-the-art 3,500 square foot US Airways Club that will be completed this spring.
Once both phases of the transition are complete, 99 percent of the airline’s available seat miles (ASMs) will operate to or from its core service areas and US Airways Shuttle. This represents a 16 percentage point change from 2006, when, following the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines, only 83 percent of the airline’s ASMs touched its core focus areas and US Airways Shuttle.
By Fairfax News