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US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:44 am

US AIRWAYS' DULLES FLIGHTS TO OPERATE FROM NEW Z-GATES

New Location Means Less Walking for Customers

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2005 -- US Airways and US Airways Express passengers traveling from Washington Dulles International Airport beginning Aug. 1, 2005, will have a shorter commute to their gates from the security checkpoint, as all flights will arrive and depart from the new East Z-Gates.

The new Z-Gates are just beyond the security checkpoint at the Main Terminal. US Airways and US Airways Express flights are currently located in Concourse B, which customers must access by Mobile Lounges or via an underground walkway.

US Airways and US Airways Express operate 21 daily departures from Dulles, with nonstop service to Altoona, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charlotte, N.C.; Bluefield and Greenbrier, W. Va.; and Shenandoah Valley, Va.

US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving 183 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate approximately 3,400 flights per day. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, visit US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.

US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers global reach and a smooth travel experience. The other members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways International, United and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. South African Airways and SWISS will be integrated during the course of the next 12 months. Overall, the member carriers offer more than 15,000 daily flights to 795 destinations in 139 countries.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.

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IAD, along with EWR, will be the first airports where US and HP move in together.
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:37 pm

The jet bridges for the Z-gates are very low and close together. It almost looks like the concourse was built for RJ's. Can 737's and A-319's be accommodated at the Z-gates?

Relating to US Airways at the Z-gates, a couple of weeks ago US Airways tore a winglett off of a CRJ while testing the Z-gate jet bridges. Oooops!!
 
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:36 am

Quoting Captover (Reply 1):
The jet bridges for the Z-gates are very low and close together. It almost looks like the concourse was built for RJ's. Can 737's and A-319's be accommodated at the Z-gates?

From MWAA's press release:

A new, convenient set of airline gates–attached directly to the Main Terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport–will open to passengers on August 1st. The new “Z-Gates,” located just beyond the main security checkpoints, will be the new Dulles home of flights by US Airways. These gates are configured to accommodate up to four US Airways A320 jet aircraft, and a Subway sandwich shop will open in this area at the end of August.

http://www.metwashairports.com/authority/pr/pr072805.pdf

[Edited 2005-07-29 17:39:25]
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:07 am

How many flights did US operate at IAD when they tried their metrojet experiment in 2000?
 
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting Quickmover (Reply 3):
How many flights did US operate at IAD when they tried their metrojet experiment in 2000?

US Airways, US Airways Express, and MetroJet had well over 100 flights at IAD for a long time, only about a quarter of which was MetroJet. (Contrary to popular belief, IAD and not BWI had the most destinations from MetroJet. From IAD, MetroJet served ATL, BDL, BHM, CMH, FLL, MCO, MDW, MIA, MKE, RDU, RSW, STL, TPA. BWI did of course have far more flights.) IAD has traditionally been a huge US Airways Express station until 2001, with tons of flights to cities not served by US at DCA due to slot constraints (AVP, BKW, BLF, HTS, ILM, ITH, PHF, etc) and some stronger US cities (CMH, HPN, etc). Additionally, US at one point offered Shuttle service on IAD-LGA/BOS which was quickly replaced with Express service. US had 8 gates at IAD--2 for US mainline, 2 for MetroJet, and 4 for Express.
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:01 pm

Even though the gates are low profile, the fit the Airbus. I need to get some shots of them. I think they are Dew Bridges. Anyway, the RON's look great with the main terminal as the background. US now has a competitive advantage at IAD.
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:31 am

Will this make US-UA connections harder? I guess it will still involve a single mobile lounge, but there's more ground to cover now.
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RE: US Airways Relocates At IAD To Z-Gates

Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:26 am

Quoting A330323X (Reply 2):
These gates are configured to accommodate up to four US Airways A320 jet aircraft, and a Subway sandwich shop will open in this area at the end of August.

How does that bit of information get included in the same sentence? They don't exactly go hand in hand.
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