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November 29, 2015 7:07 PM ET


Company Overview of US Airways Inc.

Company Overview

US Airways, Inc., an air carrier, offers scheduled passenger service primarily in the United States and internationally. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated approximately 3,000 flights daily to 193 communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It operated 343 mainline jets and is supported by the company’s regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers operating as US Airways Express under capacity purchase agreements, which operated 238 regional jets and 40 turboprops. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Tempe, Arizona. US Airways, Inc. is a subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc.

111 West Rio Salado Parkway

Tempe, AZ 85281

United States

Founded in 1995

32,100 Employees



Key Executives for US Airways Inc.

Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Secretary, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs of US Airways Group and Secretary of US Airways Group
Age: 63
Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 68
Senior Vice President of Customer Experience
Age: 45
Senior Vice President of Revenue Management
Age: 50
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Director
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

US Airways Inc. Key Developments

Man Files $10 Million Lawsuit against US Airways Crash at Philadelphia International Airport

A New York man has filed a $10 million lawsuit against US Airways after he says he was injured following a crash landing at Philadelphia International Airport last year. Frank Gabbamonte suffered permanent damage to his shoulder after jumping down the emergency slide of US Airways flight 1702 after it crash landed following an aborted takeoff last March. Gabbamonte damaged his rotator cuff and tore cartridge and ligaments in his shoulder and biceps. He had to undergo surgery months after the crash and has not been able to return to his job hauling heavy auto parts. He was one of 149 passengers and five crew members evacuated from the Airbus A320 on March 13, 2014.

Republic Airline Enters into Amendment to Amended and Restated Jet Service Agreement with US Airways

On November 6, 2014, Republic Airline Inc. ("Republic"), a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc., entered into an Amendment to the Amended and Restated Jet Service Agreement with US Airways, Inc. ("Airways"), dated as of September 2, 2005. Under the Agreement, Republic operates 58 E170/175 aircraft as US Airways Express. The amendment provides for, among other things, an extension of the air transportation services provided by Republic with respect to 28 aircraft which were set to expire under the Agreement in September 2015. The amended service terms for the aircraft expire between March 2019 and March 2023. The service terms for the remaining 30 aircraft terminate between February 2019 and July 2020.

Members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants Reject Deal at US Airways Inc

By the slimmest of margins, members of the union representing flight attendants at US Airways Inc. voted down a tentative agreement on a new contract on November 9, 2014. The dispute now goes to binding arbitration. Members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants rejected the deal by 16 votes out of more than 16,000 cast. The ‘no’ votes represented 50.05% of those casting ballots. A negative vote by flight attendants at American outweighed a positive vote at US Airways. At American, 52.2% voted ‘no’, while 53.4% of US Airways flight attendants voted ‘yes’. The proposed five-year contract had come under sharp criticism by many flight attendants who didn't like various parts of the deal worked out by management and union negotiators. But the union had argued that the deal provided $193 million in added value to the flight attendants of the two airlines beyond what their current contracts gave them. Arbitration would cap the maximum value at $111 million. The $111 million represents how much more, on average, the flight-attendant contracts of competing carriers - Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and its Continental Airlines unit - are worth than the existing American and US Airways contracts. A 'memorandum of understanding' signed before the 2013 merger said that a joint agreement would give flight attendants an industry-standard contract. The $111 million represents what the two sides had calculated was needed to make a joint contract comparable to those at the other airlines. The airline, APFA and the union that had represented US Airways flight attendants, the Association of Flight Attendants, had agreed to a 'protocol' that set up what would happen if a contract was rejected. The union said that as provided in the protocol agreement, 'the outstanding issues [those issues reached in the final days of bargaining] shall be submitted for binding arbitration. The first date for arbitration is Dec. 3, 2014. The schedule calls for the last arbitration hearing to be held on Dec. 30, 2014. Post-hearing briefs must be submitted by Jan. 26, 2015. The arbitrators will issue a decision as soon as possible after that. American said the joint collective bargaining agreement that will come out of the arbitration hearings 'will be imposed without ratification - meaning flight attendants won't have any say in the process'. It said it will 'meet with the APFA to prepare for that arbitration process'. APFA said that until the new contract comes out of arbitration, US Airways and American Airlines flight attendants will continue to work under their existing contracts.

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