US Airways Flight Attendants Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

       US Airways Flight Attendants Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Passage includes support for the merger of US Airways and American Airlines

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) flight
attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA),
ratified a new contract today that provides immediate pay increases and
includes support for the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The new
contract opens four-party negotiations with American's flight attendant union
and airline representatives, an initial step in reaching a combined collective
bargaining agreement. Eighty percent of flight attendants voting approved the
agreement, which covers the airline's 6,800 flight attendants who are based in
US Airways' four hub cities of Phoenix, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and
Washington, D.C.


"We are very pleased that our flight attendants have ratified  this new
contract. I want to recognize our AFA leadership team at US Airways,
especially Roger Holmin and Deborah Volpe, for their  hard work and
perseverance on behalf of US Airways' flight attendants," said Doug Parker, US
Airways' chairman and CEO. "We would also like to express our appreciation to
the National Mediation Board, Board Member Linda Puchala and Mediator Jim
Mackenzie for their assistance in reaching this agreement."

Following ratification today, the new contract specifies negotiations to begin
within thirty days between airline officials at US Airways and American
Airlines, AFA and the union representing American Airlines flight attendants,
the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). The talks would
establish protocols for reaching a combined collective bargaining agreement
once the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, announced on Feb. 14, is
closed. The merger is expected to close by the third quarter of this year
following regulatory agency and bankruptcy court approvals.

"This merger will create a stronger company, with the path to improved
compensation and benefits and greater long-term opportunities for all our
employees. We are grateful to have the support of both companies' unions and
thank them and their leaders for their hard work and vision. With today's
ratification our flight attendants start the process to become one team and
one great new airline," said Parker.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 198 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,
Phoenix and Washington, D.C. 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 (LCCG)

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