US Airways And South African Airways Expand Customer Travel Options Through New Codeshare Agreement

 US Airways And South African Airways Expand Customer Travel Options Through
                           New Codeshare Agreement

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 18, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and
fellow Star Alliance member South African Airways announced a new bilateral
codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the Department of Transport – South Africa. Flights are
currently available for sale on and for
travel beginning Dec. 19.


US Airways customers will gain access to destinations throughout South Africa
with the new agreement and to Dakar, Senegal pending final government
approval, along with the convenience of a single-ticket purchase. Conversely,
customers traveling on South African Airways will also receive expanded access
to and throughout the United States. US Airways customers will continue to
have the ability to earn and redeem Dividend Miles on these new codeshare
flights. South African Airways customers will also continue to earn and redeem
miles as a member of the Voyager Frequent Flyer program.

"US Airways' new codeshare agreement with its first codeshare partner in South
Africa creates a seamless travel experience for our customers traveling to
various destinations on the African continent," said Andrew Nocella, US
Airways' senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. "We are excited to
expand the reach for our customers to the African continent and pleased to
continue enhancing travel options for US Airways customers."

"Through the codeshare agreement with US Airways, South African Airways'
valued clientele will gain new travel choices to markets across the United
States via US Airways' extensive network and hubs, providing for seamless
travel and status recognition through the respective frequent flyer programs.
We are looking forward to introducing US Airways customers to our
award-winning service, and to working closely with US Airways as our
partnership will improve the connections between our respective networks,"
said Manoj Papa, South African Airways, acting general manager for commercial.

US Airways customers will have access to South African Airways' hub in
Johannesburg as well as convenient connections to Cape Town, Durban, East
London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Customers will also have access to
Dakar, Senegal via South African Airways' Washington-Dulles to Johannesburg.
South African Airways customers will have access to US Airways' hub cities of
Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix as well as various destinations
within the United States. Specific connection information is below:

New Connections for US Airways         New Connections for South African
Customers on South African Airways     Airways Customers on US Airways

                                       To Philadelphia (PHL) from:
To Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)
from:                                    oLHR

  oWashington Dulles International    
    Airport (IAD)
  oNew York's JFK International       To Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) from:
    Airport (JFK)
  oFrankfurt, Germany (FRA)             oIAD
  oLondon's Heathrow International      oJFK
    Airport (LHR)                        oDenver (DEN)
  oMunich, Germany (MUC)                oDallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
                                         oHouston Intercontinental Airport
                                         oLas Vegas (LAS)
To Dakar, Senegal (DKR)* from:           oLos Angeles (LAX)
                                         oMiami (MIA)
  oIAD                                  oChicago O'Hare International (ORD)
                                         oSan Francisco (SFO)
                                        oSan Diego (SAN)

Continue from JNB to:                  

  oCape Town, South Africa (CPT)      To Phoenix (PHX) from:
  oDurban, South Africa (DUR)
  oEast London, South Africa (ELS)      oJFK
  oPort Elizabeth, South Africa         oLAS
    (PLZ)                                oSAN

*Route is pending final government approval.

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 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, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a
member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than
21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 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. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented
US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of
the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the
area of technical operations. 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 six consecutive years. The
Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and
policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and
customers. For more company information visit, follow on Twitter
@USAirways or at (LCCG)

About South African Airways:
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 26
destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South
Africa and internationally from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the
largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA's core business is
the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with
related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned
subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the
catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC). SAA is the
winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa' Award in the regional category for ten
consecutive years and the winner of 'Service Excellence Africa' for three
consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive
spots as South Africa's most on time airlines.

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Contact: US Airways Media Relations: 480-693-5729
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