All American Aviation brings the first airmail service to many small western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley communities with introduction of a unique 'flying post office' service.
Piedmont Airlines begins operations.
All American Aviation becomes All American Airways and makes the transition from airmail to passenger service with introduction of the DC-3 and an expansion of its service. Pacific Southwest Airlines begins operations with service in California.
All American's route system grows and the name is changed to Allegheny Airlines, recognizing the mountains and river of the same name that lie in the heart of the airline's network.
Allegheny Airlines begins the transition to turbine-powered aircraft with introduction of the first Convair 580, its workhorse for the next several years.
The first jet, a DC9-10, makes its debut in Allegheny colors. It is replaced the following year by the first of what would eventually become a fleet of 62 larger DC9-30 jets.
The first Allegheny Commuter service begins, between Hagerstown, MD and Baltimore/Washington International Airport by Henson Aviation, forerunner of today's Piedmont Airlines. It was the beginning of today's network of 10 regional airlines that provide US Airways Express service to 172 cities throughout the nation.
Allegheny merges with Indianapolis-based Lake Central Airlines, expanding the growing route network beyond Pittsburgh to the Midwest including Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and St. Louis, MO.
Allegheny acquires Mohawk Airlines, a Utica, NY airline with service to most cities throughout New York and New England. With the merger, Allegheny acquired Mohawk's BAC-1-11 jets to complement its DC9s and becomes the sixth largest airline in the world as measured by passenger boardings.
Deregulation comes to the U.S. airline industry. Airlines have new freedom to expand their route systems and more flexibility to develop new and innovative pricing structures, but lose the protection of the fare- and route-setting authorities exercised by the Civil Aeronautics Board, which closes down by 1984.
Allegheny changes its name to USAir to reflect its expanding network, including post-deregulation entry into Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Florida and later, California.
America West Airlines begins operations in Phoenix on August 1 with 230 employees and three 737s, serving Colorado Springs, CO; Kansas City, KS; Los Angeles, CA; and Wichita, KS. The airline’s schedule calls for 20 daily departures.
USAir introduces its Frequent Traveler program, which provides travel benefits to USAir's most loyal customers.
Piedmont acquires Empire Airlines and its Syracuse, NY hub.
Large-scale airline consolidation, a partial product of deregulation, continues. Piedmont introduces European routes in its system. Competition for the lucrative California market intensifies as local carriers are bought and merged into larger partners. Pacific Southwest Airlines of San Diego becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of USAir Group in May. Piedmont Airlines, the dominant carrier throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, also becomes a subsidiary of USAir Group in November 1987.
PSA is merged into USAir.
Piedmont is integrated into USAir, the largest merger in airline history. The merger brings with it Piedmont's international routes as well as its Charlotte, Baltimore, Dayton and Syracuse hubs. Baltimore and Charlotte remain hubs. The merger also brings USAir's first wide body jets, the Boeing 767-200ERs now used on its transatlantic and some transcontinental routes.
USAir expands its international flying with service between Pittsburgh and Frankfurt, Germany, complementing existing Charlotte-London service begun in 1987 by Piedmont; and in 1991, international expansion continues with the introduction of new nonstops between Charlotte and Frankfurt.
Philadelphia-Paris is added to USAir's transatlantic schedules in January. Daily nonstops between both Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington International Airport and London Gatwick Airport are introduced in May. USAir and Trump Shuttle begin a marketing affiliation under which the service becomes the USAir Shuttle. The Shuttle provides hourly service between New York and Boston and between New York and Washington, DC. USAir's new terminal at New York LaGuardia opens, as does the new Midfield Terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport.
USAir and British Airways announce an investment/alliance plan, under which USAir gives up its London route authority.
USAir makes its largest expansion ever of its 10-year-old Frequent Traveler Program by becoming the exclusive U.S. domestic airline partner of LatinPass, which has 14 Latin American airlines sharing program benefits.
USAir posts its first profitable year since 1988, with earnings of $119.3 million on sales of $7.474 billion. USAir introduces Priority TravelWorksSM, allowing bookings from personal computers.
Stephen M. Wolf is elected chairman effective January 22. Seth E. Schofield retires as chairman after 38 years' service to the company and three and a half years and chief executive. USAir continues its transatlantic expansion, winning the right to serve Munich, Rome and Madrid from Philadelphia beginning in 1996. USAir introduces ticketless travel. USAir, in a dramatic two-week period, announces what might in time be the largest single order for airliners; then announces a new name, image, identity designed to carry the airline aggressively into the next century. The airline ordered up to 400 new Airbus A319, A320 and A321 narrowbody twin jets for delivery starting in 1998 and continuing through 2009; then within days announced its new identity as US Airways. The airline challenged its relationship with British Airways in court, seeking rights to London Heathrow from four U.S. gateways and to require British Airways to dispose of its USAir stock. USAir notifies BA the codeshare between the two will end in March, 1997, and in December, British Airways announces it will sell its shares in USAir and that its three directors will resign.
The name US Airways is put into use officially on February 27. Signs, stationery, ticket stock, business cards, advertisements, marketing materials, ticket folders and counters all start to sport the new US Airways blue, red, gray and white identity, and the first aircraft are painted in the new scheme as the changeover approaches. The US-BA codeshare expires in March.
US Airways Inc., purchased Shuttle Inc., from a consortium of banks. The Shuttle has flown under the US Airways name since 1992, when US Airways became an investor in the Shuttle with a minority ownership stake. US Airways Shuttle flies 17 daily roundtrips between Boston and New York LaGuardia, and 16 daily roundtrips between New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan. US Airways introduces Personal TravelWorks, an online travel reservation system. MetroJet by US Airways starts service, providing the airline with a low-fare unit to compete in the eastern United States. MetroJet's single-class, using Boeing 737-200 aircraft, proves highly popular. US Airways Express introduces regional jets to its system. US Airways fleet transformation begins with the introduction of the first of as many as 400 Airbus A320-family aircraft.
US Airways first Airbus A320 aircraft enters service with scheduled daily flights between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The new 142-seat A320 is part of the US Airways plan to simplify and modernize the fleet by adding Airbus A319, A320 and A330-300 aircraft. US Airways expands its international route network by adding nonstop service between its Charlotte, NC hub and London Gatwick. Charlotte becomes the third US Airways transatlantic gateway. Colgan Air, Inc. joins the US Airways Express nine-carrier network, expanding service to destinations across the East Coast from Bar Harbor, ME to Atlanta, GA. The Sabre system becomes the platform for the majority of US Airways' computer operations, giving the airline the most modern computer technologies available and Y2K readiness. The fleet transformation continues with A320-family aircraft arriving at a rate of one per week in the second half of the year. The US Airways Shuttle begins its transformation to an all A320 fleet, retiring the venerable Boeing 727s.
US Airways unveils its enhanced and redeveloped website, usairways.com, originally launched in 1996, offering customer-friendly features that include a streamlined process for checking fares, making reservations, purchasing tickets, checking flight status and accessing Dividend Miles account information. The site begins drawing more than 600,000 visitors a week. US Airways begins service to its eighth European destination with the introduction of Philadelphia-Manchester, UK service. US Airways opens an international reservations center in Liverpool, UK. US Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 widebody aircraft, making the next step in its fleet transformation. Six A330s will enter the fleet by the end of the year.
US Airways becomes the first carrier to fly the 169-seat Airbus A321. In addition to a common cockpit, which vastly simplifies pilot training and scheduling, US Airways' A320-family aircraft also have common cabin fittings, such as seats, overhead bins, galleys and lavatories, simplifying cabin service and maintenance. US Airways opens a 65,000-square-foot, seven-gate addition at Boston Logan, giving US Airways Shuttle passengers a dedicated ticketing counter, concessions and a special lower-level arrivals area for deplaning Shuttle passengers. It features a club-like atmosphere, individual workstations equipped with power outlets and phones with dataports. US Airways launches service to Amsterdam. The airline also introduces four new Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Barbados, Grand Bahama Island and St. Lucia.
David N. Siegel takes over as US Airways president and CEO in March, naming other new members of the senior management team over the next several months and undertaking a proactive restructuring plan for the company. As part of the restructuring, US Airways enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on August 11, with the stated goal to emerge as a leaner, more competitive carrier in March 2003. US Airways introduces service to six new Caribbean destinations, bringing the total to 35 destinations. With 21 mainline jet destinations, four US Airways Express Caribbean destinations and the additional nine islands served through the new GoCaribbean marketing relationship with Windward Island Airways and Caribbean Star Airlines in summer 2002, US Airways serves more Caribbean destinations than any other U.S. carrier. US Airways implements expanded check-in options for customers, rolling out both Web Check-in on usairways.com and nearly 250 self-service check-in kiosks at 46 airports across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. As a result, customers can book tickets, check luggage and obtain boarding passes in as little as 30 seconds. US Airways Express begins service out of a new 95,000-square-foot facility in Charlotte, having added approximately 64 percent more passenger seats at Charlotte since June 2000.
US Airways begins implementation of a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, introducing customers of both airlines to more than 3,000 codeshare flight segments in the first half of the year, reciprocal airport club use and simplified ticketing and baggage procedures. Midway Airlines joins the US Airways Express ten-carrier network, bringing expanded regional jet service to destinations such as Jacksonville, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC. US Airways launches service in May between Philadelphia and both Dublin and Shannon, Ireland, the airline's ninth and tenth European destinations.
US Airways joins the Star Alliance network, an alliance of member airlines that share networks, lounge access, check-in services, ticketing and other services.
US Airways Group, Inc. files again for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy code on September 14, seeking to restructure operating costs in light of ever-increasing fuel prices and cutthroat industry competition.
America West Holdings and US Airways Group, Inc. announce plans to merge on May 19. Former America West Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker is chosen to run the combined airline.
In August, America West and US Airways unveil the livery that will appear on the aircraft of the new US Airways. Employees of both airlines, some sporting 'retro' uniforms heralding back to various periods in the airlines' pasts, celebrate the new paint scheme as a freshly painted Airbus A320 makes its way across the country, stopping for special events with union leaders of both airlines.
The merger transaction is officially complete on September 27, and US Airways Group, Inc. is no longer in bankruptcy. Stock of the merged airline begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the LCC ticker symbol.
US Airways adds Lisbon, Stockholm and Milan to its expanding international route map with several domestic routes including Portland, OR to/from Philadelphia; Orlando to/from Key West, FL; and Sarasota, FL to/from Washington, DC. Throwback liveries are dedicated mirroring the schemes of PSA, Piedmont, Allegheny and America West. Events are held in the progenitor airlines’ hub cities. The airline posts profits for both the first and second quarters of the year, surpassing analyst expectations and contributing tens of millions of dollars to employee profit sharing programs. The airline employs more than 35,000 aviation professionals and its route map encompasses 3,800+ daily flights serving 239 destinations and 28 countries/territories.
US Airways inaugurated new service from Philadelphia to Athens, Brussels and Zurich and announced the airline's first-ever service to London Heathrow from Philadelphia to begin March 29, 2008. US Airways announced a new codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, giving passengers the ability to connect seamlessly between the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands from Los Angeles and San Francisco. US Airways agreed to add seven Airbus A330-200s to the airline’s widebody fleet to be used to support the airline's international growth plans.
The airline obtained a single operating certificate from the FAA, hired a new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Robert Isom, and announced plans to build a new 60,000-square-foot flight operations control center in Pittsburgh. The airline migrated two reservations systems onto one platform, launched a mobile-device friendly version of usairways.com and became the first airline to implement text message technology that allows customers to receive on-demand flight status and enroll in the frequent flyer program via mobile phone or PDA.
US Airways introduced upgraded buy on board inflight meals and snacks and also launched upgraded First Class meals on flights in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. US Airways was awarded an industry-coveted Freddie Award in the Best Promotion category for Dividend Miles' popular 'Everything Counts' program, which allows members to accrue miles through a variety of partners.
US Airways was the #1 on-time airline in 2008 among the 'Big Six' hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report.
US Airways inaugurated its first-ever service to London Heathrow from its international gateway in Philadelphia. US Airways also announced plans to operate year-round, daily nonstop service to Tel Aviv from Philadelphia, scheduled to begin July 2009. US Airways announced three new transatlantic flights to begin spring 2009: Birmingham, UK and Oslo, Norway from Philadelphia; and Paris Charles de Gaulle from Charlotte. Transatlantic flights in 2009 will total 27 daily flights to 23 destinations.
US Airways received final DOT approval to begin first-ever nonstop service between Washington Reagan and Akron/Canton, OH. Other new service agreements included a new codeshare with Swiss International Air Lines and Air China which allow for more convenient connections for US Airways customers to both Europe and Asia.
The airline implemented an a la carte pricing strategy, charging for checked bags, inflight meals and Choice Seats, which was originally expected to generate approximately $300 to $400 million annually in incremental revenue; US Airways revised its estimates by $100 million based on positive results thus far. US Airways now anticipates it will generate $500 million in incremental revenue annually.
In the fourth quarter, the airline completed a series of financial transactions which raised approximately $810 million in gross proceeds and included a $400 million paydown at par of the Company’s bank loan.
US Airways successfully activated the airline’s new, state-of-the-art Operations Control Center in Pittsburgh where all flight control and dispatch functions for US Airways' 1,300 daily mainline flights are carried out.
On January 15, the crew of flight 1549, bound from New York LaGuardia to Charlotte successfully ditched their crippled aircraft in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew survived.
US Airways was awarded and began year-round service from its Charlotte hub to Rio de Janeiro, resumed its Charlotte to Paris service and began service from Charlotte to Rome. Also in 2009, the airline began nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv and from Phoenix to Montego Bay. During the year, the airline entered into codeshare agreements with Qatar Airways, ANA and TACA.
The airline introduced its Power-Nap Sack™ pillow and blanket kits and reinstated complimentary nonalcoholic beverages in flight. US Airways also reintroduced complimentary house wine and beer in the US Airways Clubs and announced free Wi-Fi. The airline also announced the ability to prepay for checked bags online. During the third quarter US Airways unveiled its newest transatlantic, lie-flat business class cabin, the Envoy Suite.
In the third quarter US Airways announced an airport slot transaction with Delta Airlines. Upon regulatory approval, US Airways will obtain 42 pairs of slots (roundtrip flights) at Washington Reagan and will acquire the rights to expand to Sao Paulo and Tokyo. US Airways will transfer to Delta 125 pairs of slots used to provide US Airways Express service at New York LaGuardia. US Airways also announced that, once the transaction is complete, the airline would provide service to 15 new destinations from Washington Reagan. The airline announced that the transaction is expected to improve profitability by more than $75 million annually.
In October, US Airways announced a strategic plan to strengthen its core network by realigning its operational focus on its hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix and its focus city Washington, DC. These four cities, as well as the airline’s hourly Shuttle service between New York LaGuardia, Boston and Washington Reagan will serve as the cornerstone of the airline’s network and will present 99 percent of the airline’s available seat miles, compared to the 93 percent in 2009, by the end of 2010.
The airline completed a major liquidity improvement plan in November, reducing capital spending and deferring certain debt repayments, which improved the projected year-end 2009 liquidity by approximately $150 million and would generate, in aggregate, approximately $450 million of projected liquidity improvements by the end of 2010.
In the first quarter of 2010, US Airways began a new bilateral codeshare agreement with El Salvador-based TACA Airlines, opening up new Central American offerings for US Airways customers at Managua, Nicaragua; San Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala. The airline also announced a new codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines. The new codeshare, which began April 3, provides single-source booking, ticketing and baggage connections for more than 20 new destinations in Europe and Africa, including points in Gambia, Senegal, Cameroon and Kenya.
In March, the airline launched wireless internet through Gogo® Inflight Internet on five of its Airbus A321 aircraft, with the remaining fleet of A321 aircraft outfitted by June. Gogo allows passengers to use their laptops or Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices to access the web, email, log in to corporate Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and access online entertainment options.
In April, the airline moved to a cashless cabin on mainline domestic flights, accepting only credit and debit cards in flight to expedite cabin service and reduce back-end processing time and costs.
From the airline’s largest hub, Charlotte, NC, US Airways launched year-round service to Melbourne, FL in February, began begin daily, year-round service to Ottawa on May 31 and on June 5, the airline began year-round service to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, Mexico. The airline also initiated new transatlantic service from Charlotte to Rome Fiumicino Airport, inaugurated new nonstop, year-round service to Ottawa, Ontario in May and resumed service to Baton Rouge, LA in June. Nonstop seasonal summer service between Charlotte and Madrid, Spain and Dublin, Ireland was also announced, which will begin in May 2011. The new flights complement US Airways daily, nonstop year-round service to both destinations from Philadelphia, the airline's international gateway.
In Philadelphia, the airline began operating both international and domestic flights at Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal A-East upon the relocation of Delta to Terminal D in April, giving the airline full or shared access to all international gates in Philadelphia, reducing operational challenges and providing a better airport experience for customers. The airline also launched its first-ever service to Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 1.
In the summer of 2010, the airline announced a major expansion of its bilateral codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner Spanair, giving US Airways customers seamless access to destinations within Spain, the Canary Islands, continental Europe and Africa. Also announced was a new bilateral codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner, Turkish Airlines, giving customers access to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines service from Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich access to four new destinations including Adana, Izmir, Antalya and Ankara via Istanbul. In addition, US Airways customers may now opt for nonstop travel to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines service at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
The company reported a net profit of $279 million for its second quarter 2010, or $1.41 per diluted share – the company’s second highest quarterly profit since its 2005 merger.
In June, the airline paid out $150 to each employee for delivering top DOT rankings for the month of May in on-time performance, baggage handling and customer satisfaction among the five largest network carriers. US Airways also ranked #1 in on-time arrivals and customer satisfaction among major network carriers for Q2 2010 and has ranked #1 among its peers in baggage handling in May, July and August.
US Airways launched FastPathSM – an expedited airport experience for customers traveling between Boston and Philadelphia. FastPath features dedicated facilities for curbside check-in and bag drop, ticket counter check-in, security checkpoint lanes, departure gates and baggage claim carousels.
The airline received distinction as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas by LATINA Style magazine for 2010. US Airways was the only airline included among the top 50 companies. Also during the quarter, the Company received distinction as one of 'Best Places to Work' and earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and customers. This is the sixth year in a row the airline has achieved a perfect score.
In October, Mesa and US Airways signed a term sheet that outlines the terms and conditions beyond the current codeshare term, which ends June 2012. The term sheet reflects a 39-month extension, through September 2015, for Mesa to operate the 38 CRJ900 aircraft they fly for US Airways.
In October, US Airways reported a net profit of $240 million for its third quarter 2010 – the highest third quarter profit in the company’s history.
In November, US Airways announced the need to recall and hire an additional 500 crew members, 420 flight attendants and 80 pilots, for 2011 to cover retirements, attrition and international growth. The airline also announced record load factors for the month of October at 83.6 percent for mainline operated flights.
The airline launched Star Alliance Upgrade Awards, an innovative and unique program that allows US Airways Dividend Miles members to use their miles to upgrade to the next class of service on Star Alliance partner operated flights. The program also allows frequent flyers with other Star Alliance carriers to use miles towards an upgrade when traveling on US Airways.
The airline, in the fourth quarter, introduced electronic boarding passes in Las Vegas and Charlotte with plans to expand the program to the entire US Airways system in the first quarter, 2011. The new technology allows customers to receive their boarding pass electronically via their smart phone and to seamlessly pass through security and board the plane.
For the fourth quarter, US Airways paid employees $50 three times for ranking #1 in baggage performance among the “Big Five” hub-and-spoke network airlines for the months of July, Aug. and Sept. as ranked by the DOT. Employees also received another $50 for surpassing the airline’s internal goals for on-time arrivals for the month of Oct, another $100 for top ranking in baggage handling and customer complaints for Nov., and an additional $50 for the airline’s #1 spot in baggage handling for the month of Dec., bringing the airline’s year-to-date companywide employee payouts to approximately $24 million, or $650 per employee.
US Airways recorded a fourth quarter profit excluding special items of $28 million, the companies first profitable fourth quarter since 2006. It also recorded a full year 2010 net profit excluding special items of $447 million, the second highest profit in the company’s history, and an accrual of $47 million in the airline’s employee profit sharing program.
US Airways, in January, announced the signing of a new multi-year partnership agreement with Expedia to continue offering its full range of products and services, including all fares and inventory, through Expedia®, Hotwire® and Egencia® sites around the world.
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validated the airline’s fully functioning Safety Management System (SMS), making US Airways one of the first U.S. airlines to receive the FAA's validation of its company-wide implementation of this voluntary safety enhancement program.
Also in February, the U.S. Department of Transportion (DOT) ranked US Airways #1 in baggage handling for 2010 among the major network carriers according to the DOT December 2010 Air Travel Consumer Report.
US Airways announced that it will begin three daily flights from its hub in Philadelphia to Quebec City on June 2.
For the first time since 2007, in March US Airways employees received profit sharing checks totaling $72 million for 2010 performance.
US Airways achieved a number one ranking among the “big five” hub-and-spoke carriers in the annual Airline Quality Ranking (AQR) report, an industry benchmark that measures airline reliability and service.
In April, US Airways announced the addition of First Class service to 110 US Airways Express regional jets - expanding the number of domestic flights with First Class and the availability of upgrades for the airline's Dividend Miles Preferred frequent flyer members. The Company also announced several enhancements to its domestic First Class and Envoy international business class experience.
In May, US Airways begins seasonal service to Madrid and Dublin from its Charlotte, N.C. hub. The new flights brought the number of international destinations US Airways serves from Charlotte, its largest hub, to 31 - six cities in Europe and 25 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In May, Delta and US Airways announced a new agreement to transfer takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia and Washington D.C.'s Reagan National airports, which will enable Delta and US Airways to expand service and increase competition at two of the nation's key cities, and provide the opportunity for additional access to LaGuardia and Reagan National for new entrants and airlines with a limited presence at the airports.
Under the agreement, Delta would acquire 132 slot pairs at LaGuardia from US Airways and US Airways would acquire from Delta 42 slot pairs at Reagan National and the rights to operate additional daily service to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015, and Delta would pay US Airways $66.5 million in cash. In addition, the airlines will divest 16 slot pairs at LaGuardia and eight slot pairs at Reagan National to airlines with limited or no service at those airports. The completion of the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including government and regulatory approvals. A slot pair is the authority to operate one takeoff and one landing.
In June US Airways begins three daily flights from its hub in Philadelphia to Quebec City, Canada. The new flights brought the number of international destinations US Airways serves from its Philadelphia hub to 36 - 17 cities in Europe/Middle East, 14 in Latin America/the Caribbean and 5 destinations in Canada.
Also in June, US Airways announced that it reached a tentative agreement, subject to ratification, on a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) that represents the airline's 164 flight dispatchers.
In July, US Airways announced a second quarter, 2011 net profit excluding special items of $106 million, or $0.56 per diluted share.
Also in July, the Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the proposed slot transaction, announced in May, at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National airports.
For the second year in a row, US Airways was named one of LATINA Style Magazine’s 50 best U.S. companies for Hispanic women to work for.
In August, the American Red Cross named US Airways as a 2011 Disaster Responder and recognized the airline for its support in disaster response.
In September, US Airways operated its 200th Honor Flight, transporting veterans to visit the World War II memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C. The flight took 101 veterans from Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina to Washington National Airport.
In October, Delta Air Lines and US Airways welcomed the decision by the Department of Transportation to approve the proposed slot transaction at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National airports, subject to certain conditions. The DOT’s final order represents a clear recognition by the Obama Administration that the slot transaction is in the public interest because of the service benefits and efficiencies that would result in both New York and Washington, D.C.
In November, US Airways announced it has returned work previously handled outside of the United States to its call centers in Winston-Salem, N.C., Phoenix, and Reno, Nev. The new positions meet a contractual requirement to handle all general reservations sales calls originating in the United States in U.S. call centers by Nov. 1, 2011.
Also in November, US Airways announced two new routes from New York City and North Carolina. Beginning March 10, 2012, customers on the East Coast can take advantage of US Airways' first-ever flight beyond the 1,500 mile limit set by the perimeter rule at New York's LaGuardia Airport with Saturday service to the airline's Phoenix hub. Additionally, starting March 4, 2012 customers in Salt Lake City will have access to daily year-round service to Charlotte, N.C.