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US Airways Welcomes SkyWest Airlines as Regional Partner

Dépèche transmise le 21 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

US Airways Welcomes SkyWest Airlines as Regional Partner

US Airways Welcomes SkyWest Airlines as Regional Partner

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced the addition of SkyWest Airlines to the airline’s portfolio of partners operating as US Airways Express. Beginning Dec. 16, SkyWest Airlines will begin operation of six daily Express flights from US Airways’ hub in Phoenix. By spring 2012, SkyWest Airlines will operate approximately 49 flights to 19 destinations for US Airways Express.

“Our employees have done a tremendous job producing an efficient, quality product, and we’re happy to begin extending that product to US Airways customers this December.”

SkyWest will serve US Airways’ Phoenix-based Express operation with 14 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft, replacing the CRJ200 and Dash8 Express service currently operated by Mesa Airlines as US Airways Express. US Airways offers more than 267 daily departures from its Phoenix hub to 74 destinations. Eighty-six of the daily departures are operated by US Airways Express with service provided by a combination of SkyWest and Mesa.

Dion Flannery, president US Airways Express, said, ”We welcome the addition of SkyWest as a regional carrier for US Airways. Their exceptional service complements US Airways’, and our regional partners’, commitment to reliability and the quality of service our customers have come to expect.”

“We’re pleased to launch this highly-anticipated new partnership with US Airways,” said Russell “Chip” Childs, SkyWest Airlines’ president and chief operating officer. “Our employees have done a tremendous job producing an efficient, quality product, and we’re happy to begin extending that product to US Airways customers this December.”

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South 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 21,000 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for the sixth year in a row. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)

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