US Airways Appoints Eastern Division Vice President

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Group, Inc.,(NYSE: LCC), today announced that Ross Bonanno has been named vice president, airport operations - eastern division, effective Dec. 19, 2005 . In this position, Bonanno, 51, will be responsible for customer service and station operations in the airline's Eastern region, which includes the Philadelphia and Charlotte hubs, Pittsburgh , and nearly 40 additional US Airways cities. He will report to Senior Vice President, Customer Service Anthony Mule .

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"As we build our new management team, we're zeroing in on industry professionals who share our passion for running a great airline and customer service," said Mule. "Ross' experience reflects a variety of airport and other technical positions. Equally important, throughout his aviation career,he has maintained a focus on the customer as well as an attention to detail critical to successful airport operations."

Bonanno brings nearly 30 years of aviation experience to the newly merged US Airways, including an extensive history of hub management experience. He began his career with American Airlines where he spent 23 years in a variety of roles, ranging from labor relations to technology to customer service and ground operations. He also spent three years with Southwest Airlines, and in his last position with that airline served as director, corporate planning. Additional experience includes Sabre, Inc. where he was director, technology solutions. Bonanno holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from St.Bonaventure University in Olean, NY.

US Airways and America West's recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways,US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 4,000 flights per day and serve more than 225 communities in the US, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com or www.americawest.com. (LCCG)

SOURCE US Airways Group, Inc.


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