PHILADELPHIA, US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE PACT ON 2-YR LEASE EXTENSION

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by The City of Philadelphia and received via electronic
mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) 
January 22, 2013 
THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AND US AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON
TWO-YEAR LEASE EXTENSION AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
More than $1 billion dollars in capital investment allocated for
PHL 
Philadelphia, January 22, 2013- The City of Philadelphia and US
Airways announced agreement today on the terms of a two-year
lease extension for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
that runs through June 30, 2015. This extension reflects the
objectives agreed upon by Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Doug
Parker, US Airways Chairman and CEO, which includes a road map
for agreed upon projects to modernize PHL, including several of
those under the Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP). 
The agreement between the City of Philadelphia and the airline
will allow for $734 million in new capital investments at PHL.
These projects will create a better customer experience
throughout the airport that serves as US Airways’ largest
international gateway.  The enhancements include: 
A 1,500 foot extension of runway 9L-27R that increases the total
runway length to 12,000 feet, providing the capability to
accommodate large, long-haul aircraft flying to any point on the
globe; 
A redesigned and enhanced Terminal B and C ticketing area ,
which will include a new, automated baggage handling and
screening system and a new, more spacious, centralized
passenger security screening checkpoint to provide for greater
efficiency and enhanced passenger flow; 
Replacement of the current rental car facility surface lots with
a new, multi-story consolidated rental car facility;
An initial design for an automated people-mover system between
concourses that will make it easier for passengers to connect to
other flights; 
Airside improvements to include new taxiway/aircraft holding
bays/apron to better queue for departure; 
Continued rehabilitation of other existing airport
infrastructure  projects to include security upgrades, roof and
window replacements, escalator upgrades, airport restrooms,
roadways, concession programs and flight information display
systems. 
“The City values US Airways and all of the airlines flying from
PHL.  Our airline carriers are vitally important partners in our
mission to sustain and fuel the economic engine of the entire
Philadelphia region,” said Mayor Nutter. “We share a mutual goal
of increasing the region’s connectivity and significance in the
global marketplace. This agreement facilitates the continuation
of our partnership to move forward with the projects that are
crucial to the Airport and the region.” 
In addition, moving ahead with these major projects will have a
significant impact on the regional economy through job creation
and construction opportunities at the airport. 
“We want to thank Mayor Nutter, Deputy Mayor Cutler and Airport
CEO Gale for all of their efforts and assistance in reaching
this important milestone,” said Parker.  “With the Mayor’s
leadership we have reached agreement on the near term completion
of projects critical to the continued improvement of US Airways
operations and customer service at PHL as well as a playbook for
pursuing the long term development of the airport.” 
Both the City of Philadelphia and US Airways pledge to continue
working together on identifying areas of mutual agreement that
advances the CEP in a responsible manner and supports the
vitality of this great region. 
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 usairways.com, follow on
Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
Contact: Todd Lehmacher, US Airways Corporate Communications
Department, (480) 693-5729, media.relations@usairways.com. 
Kate Hagedorn
Senior Press Aide
Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter
215-686-6210 office
267-239-1308 cell
215-686-2170 fax 
(bjh) NY 
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