US Airways Adds 19th Trans-Atlantic Destination From International Gateway At Philadelphia

US Airways Adds 19th Trans-Atlantic Destination From International Gateway At

Airline announces first ever non-stop service to Scotland's capital city of

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --This summer, US Airways (NYSE:
LCC) customers will be able to take advantage of new non-stop daily service
from the airline's international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport
(PHL) to Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh. For the first time, the
airline will operate flights to and from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 176-seat
dual-class Boeing 757 aircraft between May 23, 2014 and Oct. 1, 2014.


The new service will complement US Airways' existing service between
Philadelphia and numerous European destinations – including locations
throughout the United Kingdom and British Isles such as Glasgow, Scotland;
Dublin, Ireland; Shannon, Ireland; Manchester, U.K; and London's Heathrow

"US Airways' new non-stop service will offer travelers from both sides of the
Atlantic Ocean a direct connection between the unique, historic cities of
Edinburgh and Philadelphia," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways senior vice
president, Marketing and Planning. "This is our first opportunity to serve
Scotland's capital from our Philadelphia gateway, and we look forward to
strengthening our ability to help customers explore the British Isles – from
the iconic castles of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the bustling streets of Dublin,
the rolling hills of Shannon and the magnificent towers of London."

"The announcement of a new link between Edinburgh and Philadelphia will
bolster Scotland's economy by supporting tourism, trade and investment, and
also helps to strengthen our enduring relationship with the United States,"
said Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown.

Customers may book their flight to Edinburgh starting today through US
Airways' website at, by calling US Airways Reservations at
1-800-428-4322, or through their travel agent. The flight schedule is as

Flight # Origin Destination Dep. Time  Arrival Time Start Date   End Date
784      PHL    EDI         8:50 p.m.  8:40 a.m.*   May 23, 2014 Sept. 30,
785      EDI    PHL         10:50.a.m. 1:35 p.m.    May 24, 2014 Oct. 1, 2014

 *Flight arrives the following day.

With the new service, US Airways will operate 472 weekday departures and serve
118 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe and the
Caribbean from Philadelphia International Airport.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,100 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 1,328 airports in 195 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 for Vets employer for the past three years. 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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