- US Airways began new service to 11 communities today and improved service to three from Washington, D.C's Reagan National Airport. The airline launched nonstop flights to Birmingham, Ala.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Islip, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; Jacksonville, N.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla. and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. US Airways will be the sole carrier to provide service to customers in these communities to Washington's downtown airport.
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New service also began to Memphis, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb. and Ottawa, Ontario. These communities are currently served by other carriers at Reagan National. In addition to the 11 new communities the airline did not previously serve, it has also added improved service on existing routes between Reagan National and Savannah, Ga.; Bangor, Maine and Hartford, Conn.
On March 21, the airline also announced that it would begin service to six additional communities from the District's downtown airport. Once these flights commence in June and July, the airline will have a total of 22 new routes served from Reagan National. The new flights are a part of US Airways' plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.
"Today US Airways will begin connecting customers in communities, both large and small, to our nation's capital," said Andrew Nocella, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "We are enthusiastic about providing our business, government and leisure travelers in these 14 communities with direct and convenient access to Reagan National, and look forward to connecting additional communities in June and July."
Beginning July 11, 99 percent of the airline's available seat miles (ASMs) will operate to or from its core service areas and US Airways Shuttle that operates hourly between Washington, Boston and New York's LaGuardia Airport.