Brazil-Bound! US Airways Announces Schedule for Rio de Janeiro Service and Opens Flights for Sale

Dépèche transmise le 26 mai 2009 par Business Wire

Brazil-Bound! US Airways Announces Schedule for Rio de Janeiro Service and Opens Flights for Sale

Brazil-Bound! US Airways Announces Schedule for Rio de Janeiro Service and Opens Flights for Sale

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) announced today that it will launch daily nonstop flights between its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning December 2, 2009, pending final approval from the Brazilian government.

Customers may purchase tickets to Rio de Janeiro through US Airways’ Web site at 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:


    Flight     Frequency     Departure     Arrival     Aircraft

Philadelphia –

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 –


US801 Daily 10:55 p.m.

6:00 a.m.
(next day)

Boeing 767

Charlotte –

US801 Daily

 7:30 a.m.

9:04 a.m.

Airbus A320

(or alternate
mainline aircraft
based on


"This new flight offers business and leisure travelers throughout the United States easy, one-stop connecting service to Brazil,” said Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, East Coast, International and Cargo Operations. “With service to Rio de Janeiro, US Airways now flies to 56 international destinations in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.”

“The introduction of a nonstop flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is further evidence of our state’s growing presence on the global stage,” said North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue. “North Carolina’s potential for international trade and tourism is limitless. There is much to be gained by connecting North Carolina and Brazil.”

US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the 11th consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

-Fly with US-

Business Wire

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