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US Airways To Inc. Cap. DCA - BUF, IND, MHT, SYR  
User currently offlineNewkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Hope this hasn't been posted already...

Press Release
Source: US Airways

US Airways Boosts Capacity in Washington, D.C. Area
Wednesday July 28, 12:01 pm ET

Brings Larger Jet Aircraft to Five Routes

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways will increase its capacity by up to 90 percent to five destinations from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this fall, with the resumption of mainline roundtrip service to both Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., Indianapolis, and Manchester, N.H., as well as first-time mainline service between Reagan National and Columbus, Ohio, all beginning Sept. 8, 2004.

"We take yet another step forward with the implementation of US Airways' Transformation Plan by upgrading these important markets with dual-class mainline aircraft," said Andrew P. Nocella, US Airways vice president of network and revenue management. "Lower fares are stimulating our business to the point that the smaller aircraft are no longer the optimal choice in these markets."

US Airways will upgrade one of its five daily Washington-Columbus roundtrip flights from 50-seat regional jet (RJ) service to 737 service, adding 30 percent more seats and bringing mainline service to Columbus for the first time.

All three daily Washington-Buffalo flights will be upgraded from 50- and 72-seat RJ service to mainline service, flown using 120-seat Airbus A319 and 126-seat Boeing 737-300 aircraft and representing a 90 percent capacity increase in the market.

Between Washington and Syracuse, US Airways currently operates one 72-seat RJ and four 37-seat Dash-8 turboprop aircraft. Beginning in August, two turboprop flights will upgrade to 50-seat RJ service, and in September, one of the new RJ flights will be upgraded to 737 service, a 38 percent increase in seat availability from today's schedule.

Washington-Indianapolis service will shift from five daily 50-seat RJ flights to four-times daily service, with three 737s and one 50-seat RJ. The new schedule will offer customers 71 percent more seating capacity than previously had been available.

One daily outbound Washington-Manchester flight will be added to the three existing roundtrip flights, and will be operated using a 72-seat RJ. The current service is operated using 50-seat RJs, and one flight will be upgraded to 737 service, resulting in an overall seat capacity increase of 75 percent.

US Airways is Washington's hometown carrier and the largest flight operator at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, with nearly 180 daily departures to 46 nonstop destinations. The airline is also Arlington County's second largest employer with 1,988 employees. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day to nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.

Source: US Airways

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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4786 times:

Interesting. US has really started to throw some larger jets to Buffalo in the last few months. So this means between WN, US and I-Air, you have a mere 1700 seats on a typical day from BUF - DCA/IAD/BWI.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

Yes, they are very interesting about upgrade with regional jet and big aircraft will goes on service to DCA. I think they are doing so well on their flight. It is good news for them.

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Add United to this 1700 seats between BUF and Washington. I winder who's gonna fill all these seats.
Sounds like SWA will have to lower their fare to 29$ Big grin
Daniel

[Edited 2004-07-29 17:43:46]

User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

Oh yeah, forgot about UA Express to IAD now that Indy is on board. That definitely means at least 1800 seats are available nonstop to metro DC. Great for people like myself who travel this route a half dozen times a year but I have no idea how the market will sustain that many seats? Lot's of loyal US Airways frequent flyer passengers in Buffalo. WN has their share of loyal flyers as well. It will be interesting to see how well Indy Air fills up their planes.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Hope this hasn't been posted already...

This is only the third post on the subject.  Smile



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

This is really lot of those people are flying from BUF-IAD & DCA flights, too. They are doing so well on their flight to IAD.

Regards


User currently offlineNewkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

According to my calculations:

SYR-WAS

Now 20 Flights

6:00am Independence Air CRJ to IAD
6:20 United Express CRJ to IAD
6:30 US Airways 733 to DCA
7:24 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
8:15 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
10:05 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
10:25 United Express CRJ to IAD
11:25 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
11:40 US Airways Express E70 to DCA
12:30pm Independence Air CRJ to IAD
2:10 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
2:20 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
2:30 United Express CRJ to IAD
3:05 US Airways Express DH8 to DCA
4:55 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
5:15 US Airways Express ERJ to DCA
6:00 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
6:20 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
7:28 United Express CRJ to IAD
9:05 Independence Air CRJ to IAD

CRJ: Canadair Regional Jet, Capacity: 50
DH8: DeHavilland Dash 8 Turboprop, Capacity: 37
E70: Embraer 170 Jet, Capacity: 70
J41: Jetstream 41, Turboprop, Capacity: 38
733: Boeing 737-300, Capacity: 126

Total Flights: 20
Total Seats: 985

This is the weekday schedule starting Monday, August 9. Until then the listed US CRJ flights are operated using DH8s.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7787 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Actually I believe the Junkstream seats 28, but whose counting??

It would be nice to have a historical comparison when USAirways and United were both running mainline flights from DC to Syracuse, Buffalo, et al. Obviously fewer daily flights, but maybe as many seats.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

J41: Jetstream 41, Turboprop, Capacity: 38

Actually I believe the Junkstream seats 28, but whose counting??

You're both wrong.  Smile The US Airways Express/Trans States J41 seats 30. See http://www.usairways.com/about/aircraft/js41/index.htm.

E70: Embraer 170 Jet, Capacity: 70

The EMB-170 seats 72.



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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

To add to what [b]Newkai[/b] posted, on Saturdays there is also a 1 stop CO ERJ that leaves SYR at 1:50 PM and stops in Newark.


"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

What about US flights to PIT this fall? With a 90% increase in seats it seems like they can route BUF and SYR bound passengers through DCA and PHL instead of PIT.

User currently offlineNewkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

US Airways web site gives me a 733, two E70s, an SF3, and a DH8 as flights to PIT from SYR in November (randomly punched in 11/19/04)

BUF on the same date gets a 734, a 319, an E70, and two SF3s.


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

US Airways web site gives me a 733, two E70s, an SF3, and a DH8 as flights to PIT from SYR in November (randomly punched in 11/19/04)

BUF on the same date gets a 734, a 319, an E70, and two SF3s.


Don't bet on it. The PIT schedule has some big cuts coming on November 4, but they haven't been announced yet.

That being said, BUF and SYR probably will keep more PIT service than many cities since they're traditionally strong US cities.



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

They will keep some of those flights from PIT. It will keep them with more than of those flights on US domestic connections.

Regards


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