BRUSSELS TO BE US AIRWAYS' NINTH EUROPEAN DESTINATION
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2000 -- US Airways is filing for authority to begin new nonstop daily roundtrip service to Brussels, Belgium, from its Philadelphia hub, effective May 9, 2001. From Brussels, the first flight is planned to depart on May 10, 2001. Brussels, the seat of the European Commission and a center of European commerce and government, will be US Airways’ ninth European destination.
The new flight, subject to government approval, will depart daily from Philadelphia at 8:15 p.m., and will arrive in Brussels at 10 a.m., the following morning. From Brussels, the flight will depart at 12:15 p.m., and will arrive in Philadelphia at 3 p.m. US Airways will operate the new service with the 203-seat Boeing 767-200 aircraft.
"Brussels is a major crossroads for all of Europe and US Airways’ new service links Philadelphia with a major international capital, a city with multi-national companies and a world center for global commerce and government," said US Airways Chairman Stephen M. Wolf. "We are delighted to introduce Brussels, our ninth European destination, to customers in more than 60 communities with US Airways service through Philadelphia."
US Airways’ transatlantic destinations include Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris and Rome. US Airways will resume service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on April 11, 2001.
In addition to Europe, US Airways, US Airways Express, US Airways Shuttle and low-fare MetroJet fly to 196 destinations, including 38 states in the U.S., Bermuda, Cancun, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Croix, and the Canadian destinations of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton and London, Ontario. US Airways will begin daily nonstop service to Santo Domingo and Aruba on Nov. 12, 2000
For additional information on US Airways’ international fares and schedules, contact your local travel consultant or US Airways at 1-800-428-4322, or visit US Airways online at usairways.com.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12246 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
US is not a Qualifyer partner. They do have FF mile agreements with Sabena and SwissAir, but they do not codeshare with any airline currently. (They used to with Qantas between LAX and SFO, but that flight was replaced by Reno Air, then AA.)
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A330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 652 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Well, I don't think that they will land at 10.00, simply because they have no slot at that time.
They have not talked yet with BSC,Brussels Slots Coordination, and the 10.00 slot times are already full...
A departure of 12.30 would be no problem, I think.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4571 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
Thanks for the news. I'm surprised that they will operate the 767 on that flight, aren't they flying the A330 on transatlantic flights now? The 767's now fly long haul domestic along with the 757's, don't they? I thought that US Airways would come to Brussels with the A330 (I saw one two days ago at Paris Charles De Gaulle), oh well maybe they'll fly the 767 to Brussels while waiting for the brand new A330's according to the delivery schedule. In other words, once all A330's are delivered (14 I beleive), they'll all be placed on transatlantic routes so I wouldn't be surprised to see one in Brussels.