TEMPE, Ariz., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) tomorrow will launch daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil from its largest hub at Charlotte, N.C. The new flight is US Airways' second destination in South America and complements the airline's existing non-stop service to Rio de Janeiro from Charlotte. US Airways will operate service to Brazil's largest city on Boeing 767-200 aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways' international business class, and 186 in the main cabin.
"US Airways' new flight to Sao Paulo further establishes our commitment to expanding our international reach for our customers," said Suzanne Boda, US Airways' senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. "Our customers in more than 85 communities in the United States will have convenient one-stop access to Sao Paulo, South America's most important business market, with the launch of service tomorrow. The new service provides customers with a second daily option to reach Brazil."
"North Carolina's economy stands to benefit greatly from non-stop air service connecting Charlotte and Sao Paulo, and this is just one more sign that North Carolina is open for business," said United States Senator Kay Hagan. "I'm thrilled that US Airways is beginning this daily, non-stop flight that will support enhanced business relationships between North Carolina and Brazil's largest city and create more jobs and economic opportunities for our State."
Customers may book their flight to Sao Paulo 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) – Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU)
Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)**
*Flight arrives next day.
**First day of operation for Sao Paulo-bound flight is June 9, 2013.
On March 4, US Airways filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the rights to operate daily, year-round service between Sao Paulo and the airline's international gateway at Philadelphia. The proposed service would be the airline's third daily flight to South America and would provide customers in 75 communities with easy one-stop access to Sao Paulo.
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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