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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