HyperMike
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Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Thu Sep 14, 2000 5:55 am

I found this at http://www.usairways.com/corporate/press/nw_00_0913b.htm. I really thought Zurich would be their next European destination, but I'm wrong once in a while.



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.

 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Thu Sep 14, 2000 11:35 am

I personally don't believe US Airways and United Airlines will merge, but if the UA/US does go through, you may
see consolidation of the new PHL-BRU route with the
existing IAD-BRU operated by UA.

It's no secret that Brussels is overserved by US carriers. That's why AA pulled out of JFK-BRU in
1998. CO itself is switching to a 757 from a DC10
rather than committing a 767 on its EWR-BRU
route.

 
D L X
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Thu Sep 14, 2000 2:13 pm

Wow. My guess was Milan, then Zurich, then maybe Brussels. Perhaps trying to convince the EU that US/UA is a good idea for them too?
 
SR3496
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 12:50 am

Will this flight be operated in codeshare with Sabena? (US AIrways is a Qualiflyer partner) Thanx
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HyperMike
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 1:22 am

US Airways is a Qualiflyer partner? Since when?
 
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 1:25 am

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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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 1:26 am

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.
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:07 am

Yeahh.. why do you always write SwissAir? Its Swissair. Thanks
Sorry if i sound picky

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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 4:22 am

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.

Best regards,

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 5:11 am

Wow. When I lived in Brussels in the 80s, the only US carriers were TWA and PeoplExpress
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KLMD11
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 5:27 am

I think that US is operating the 767s on thinner routes (like CLT-FRA) as it is smaller. Seeing that the BRU market is already very well served, it would be logical to start with the 767.
 
HyperMike
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RE: Brussels To BE US AIRWAYS' Ninth European Destinat

Fri Sep 15, 2000 7:35 am

US only has five (and the sixth might have come in by now) A330s. They can only make two trips across the pond a day, so they're limited to where they can fly the A330s.

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