TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (LCC:NYSE) today announced that service between the airline's largest hub in Charlotte, N.C. and London's preferred business airport, Heathrow, will start March 30, 2013. The daily flight will supplement the airline's existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and Heathrow and replace its current service between Charlotte and London's Gatwick Airport, which ends March 29.
US Airways will operate service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 aircraft with seating for 28 in Envoy, the airline's international business class, and 263 in the main cabin.
"US Airways is committed to expanding travel options for our customers and strengthening our trans-Atlantic network," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. "Our new service between Charlotte and London Heathrow connects customers in markets throughout the East Coast to London's most important business and tourism gateway."
Customers may book their flight through US Airways' website at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. The flight schedule is as follows.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
* Flight arrives next day.
** First day of Charlotte-bound flight is March 31, 2013.
The flight will originate in Miami offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline's Charlotte hub.
US Airways recently announced the launch of new service between Charlotte and its second destination in Brazil, Sao Paulo, beginning May 5, 2013.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates nearly 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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