US Airways Expands Customer Access To Central And South America With Avianca Codeshare Agreement

 US Airways Expands Customer Access To Central And South America With Avianca
                             Codeshare Agreement

Airline also expands current codeshare with TACA International Airlines

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and Avianca
today announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval
from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The airline also announced an
expansion of its codeshare with TACA. US Airways customers will enjoy new
access to destinations throughout Colombia with Avianca and expanded access in
Central and South America with TACA, along with the convenience of a
single-ticket purchase for a seamless travel experience and the ability to
redeem status Dividend Miles for travel. Customers traveling on Avianca and
TACA will also receive expanded access to the United States. Both Avianca and
TACA are subsidiaries of AviancaTaca Holdings.


"US Airways' new codeshare agreement with Avianca and expansion with TACA will
provide our customers with expanded travel options and additional ways to earn
and redeem status Dividend Miles," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior
vice president, Marketing and Planning. "With a long-standing relationship
with Taca as a Star Alliance and codeshare partner, we look forward to
enhancing this relationship with Avianca."

"Through the expansion of this agreement we can deliver more travel options
for our passengers, as well as better serve US Airways customers flying on our
route network," said Alex Benitez, AviancaTaca's vice president, Planning,
Network and Alliances. "We are driven by a strong focus on our clients' needs
and look to take actions that improve client satisfaction."

US Airways customers will be able to connect to the Colombian cities of
Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin on Avianca. Conversely,
Avianca customers in these cities will have access to US Airways' hub cities
of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and the airline's focus city at
Washington's Reagan National Airport. All fights are available for sale
starting Dec. 21 on for travel beginning Jan. 7, 2013.
Specific connection information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on     New Connections for Avianca
Avianca                                         Customers on US Airways
To Bogota, Colombia (BOG) from:                To Washington, D.C.'s Reagan
                                                National (DCA) from:
  oFort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL)                   oFLL
  oNew York's JFK International Airport (JFK)    oMCO
  oOrlando, Fla. (MCO)
To Medellin, Colombia (MDE) from:               To Philadelphia (PHL) from:
  oJFK                                           oFLL
  oMiami (MIA)                                   oMIA
To Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ) from:           To Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) from:
  oMIA                                           oJFK
To Cali, Colombia (CLO) from:                   To Phoenix (PHX) from:
  oMIA                                           oFLL
To Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) from:

US Airways will also be expanding its codeshare with TACA. With the expansion
US Airways customers will now able to reach San Salvador, El Salvador and
Guatemala City, Guatemala. TACA customers will have access to the US Airways'
hub cities. Specific codeshare information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on   New Connections for TACA
TACA                                          Customers on US Airways
To Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) and San    To Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia
Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) from:             and Phoenix from:
  oChicago's O'Hare International Airport      oORD

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
nearly 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
21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 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. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as
a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year
in a row, 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. 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

About AviancaTaca Holding
Avianca, TACA, AeroGal and Tampa Cargo, along with other regional airlines
constitute AviancaTaca Holding SA. The conglomerate provides air services ina
range ofcountries in Latin America, the United States and Europe, with a
modern fleet of 150 short, medium and long haul aircraft and an exceptional
team composed of more than 17,000 employees. Avianca, TACA, Aerogal and Tampa
Cargo directly serve more than 100 destinations in 25 countries, which connect
more than 750 cities worldwide through its partner airlines around the globe.
With over 4.4 million members in their frequent flyer program: LifeMiles , the
multi-hub operating model offers passengers multiple flight options through
their hubs in Bogota, Colombia, San Salvador, El Salvador, Lima, Peru and San
Jose, Costa Rica. The airline group also offers a broad portfolio of aviation
products and services, including cargo, courier, specialized aviation support
and tourism packages. After receiving the most prestigious awards for the
rigor and quality of their air and ground services, all the group's airlines
continue to identify and exploit synergies in benefit of its customers. For
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