US Airways Continues to Lower Fares

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways has slashed fares by as much as 54 percent to nearly 20 destinations connected to its eastern hubs of Charlotte, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh as well as New York's LaGuardia, the company announced Monday.  

"An overwhelmingly positive response from our customers and a positive revenue impact for the airline has prompted us to continue spreading our consumer-friendly pricing structure," said Scott Kirby, executive vice president of sales and marketing.  

US Airways, which recently merged with America West, is trying to reinvent itself as a rival to low-cost airlines like Southwest and JetBlue.  

Round-trip fare between Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Hartford, Conn., was cut by 54 percent to $ 198. Flying to and from Syracuse, N.Y., was reduced by 52 percent to $ 198.  

Other cities connecting to Charlotte with lowered fares are Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Huntington, W.Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Seattle.  

Tempe, Ariz.-based America West bought US Airways in September in a $ 1.5 billion deal. The merger allowed US Airways to emerge from bankruptcy.

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