US Airways Seeks Applications for Field Trip Fund

              US Airways Seeks Applications for Field Trip Fund

Program supports education adventures for Title I schools

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is
currently accepting applications through Feb. 1 for the fourth funding cycle
of its unique education program, the Field Trip FUNd, which awards $500 grants
to Title I public and charter schools in the airline's key cities of
Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The US Airways
Field Trip FUNd absorbs ground transportation costs for educational field
trips, providing schools the opportunity to enrich and extend classroom


Since the program's inception in October 2011, US Airways has helped more than
12,500 students attend field trips by providing $74,000 in assistance.
Previous grant recipients have used the funds for Kindergarten students to
visit Discovery Place in Charlotte to learn about properties of objects and
living things; fifth graders visited the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix
to explore musical relationships and social influences of music to daily life,
religion and politics.

Rachel Yanof, principal at Phoenix Collegiate Academy in Phoenix, said, "The
US Airways Field Trip FUNd made college a reality for our students. Because of
this grant our students, 95 percent of whom live at or below the poverty line,
were able to visit an Arizona college for the day, meet college students like
them and start to envision a future that included them attending and
graduating from college. This truly has motivated our students to work hard in
school and change their life trajectory."

Grants may be applied for by teachers, school administrators, club advisors
and parent volunteers located within the geographic parameters of the
airline's four key cities. The schools that apply must have a minimum 70
percent Title I student population (students who qualify for free or
reduced-price meals as determined by the State Board of Education). Schools in
which children of employees of US Airways and its wholly owned subsidiaries,
Piedmont and PSA, are students will be given preference, but is not a
requirement for consideration. A $500 grant will be awarded directly to
schools to be used for field trip ground transportation needs such as buses or

Additionally, the Employee Dependent FUNd will award a $250 grant to domestic
and international classrooms in public schools which have at least one student
whose parent or guardian is an employee of US Airways or its wholly owned
subsidiaries PSA and Piedmont Airlines.

Applications are now available and must be submitted by 11.59 p.m. MST on Feb.
1. For more information, to see more application dates or to apply for a
grant, visit Grants will be awarded based
on educational goals, adherence to state educational standards, curriculum and
projected outcomes.

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 195 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
21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 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

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