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US Airways Goes for the Gold with Fare Sale to 2016 Olympic Games Host City Rio de Janeiro

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US Airways Goes for the Gold with Fare Sale to 2016 Olympic Games Host City Rio de Janeiro

US Airways Goes for the Gold with Fare Sale to 2016 Olympic Games Host City Rio de Janeiro

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is set to begin daily, non-stop service from its Charlotte, N.C. hub to the newly elected host city of the 2016 Olympic Games – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – on Dec. 15. Customers can score great savings on flights to Rio de Janeiro when they book their trip by Nov. 15 and begin travel between Jan. 7 and Feb. 10, 2010.

“US Airways, like the Olympic Games, is going to South America for the first time,” said Senior Vice President, Marketing and Planning, Andrew Nocella. “US Airways customers can enjoy affordable fares and a flight schedule that allows for easy connections from 82 cities to Rio de Janeiro.”

Customers may purchase tickets to Rio de Janeiro through US Airways’ Web site at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent.

The new route is US Airways’ first service to South America and the airline’s fifth new international route this year. The flight will originate at the airline’s hub in Philadelphia and continue on to Charlotte and Rio de Janeiro. Service between Charlotte and Rio de Janeiro will be operated with Boeing 767 aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways’ international business class, and 186 in the main cabin. Schedule detail is as follows:

Routing

   

Flight

   

Frequency

   

Departure

   

Arrival

   

Aircraft

Philadelphia –
Charlotte

US800 Daily 6:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Boeing 767

Charlotte –
Rio de Janeiro

US800 Daily 10:30 p.m.

11:15 a.m.
(next day)

Boeing 767

Rio de Janeiro –
Charlotte

US801 Daily 10:55 p.m.

6:00 a.m.
(next day)

Boeing 767

Charlotte –
Philadelphia

US801 Daily 7:30 a.m. 9:04 a.m.

Airbus A320
(or alternate mainline aircraft based on operational need)

Sample roundtrip sale fares originating in the U.S. to Rio de Janeiro include*:

Boston, MA       $543
Orlando, FL $559
Philadelphia, PA $597
New York, NY $644
Newark, NJ $644
Chicago, IL $654
Charlotte, NC $664
Phoenix, AZ $681
San Francisco, CA $686
Los Angeles, CA $701
Miami, FL $730
Washington, DC $736
Houston, TX $787

Part of the service may be provided by US Airways Express (operated by Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic and Trans States) or United®.

*Terms and conditions: Advertised fares are roundtrip and require a roundtrip purchase. Fares are available for purchase through Nov. 15, 2009. Fares require a 2-night minimum stay. Fares are valid for travel commencing between Jan. 7 – Feb. 10, 2010; fares for travel outside this period may be higher. Sale fares are limited and may not be available on all flights.

Fares do not include a federal excise tax of $3.60 per segment (a segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing), the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per flight segment, Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per roundtrip itinerary, international taxes and fees of up to $115 roundtrip. Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours of making the reservation. Tickets are non-refundable; any changes to flights will incur a minimum $250 fee. Taxes and fees are subject to change based on currency fluctuation and government-imposed changes. Tickets purchased through our ticket office incur additional fees of up to $45. Checked baggage fees may apply; visit usairways.com/baggage for details. Fares are subject to availability and may change at any time.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 60 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix with major operations at Boston Logan, New York-LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Charlotte hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

-Fly with US-

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