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US Airways Adds Three New Transcontinental Routes Just in Time for Summer

Airline to Add Service to Sacramento, Calif. from Charlotte, N.C. and Philadelphia and to Tucson, Ariz. from Charlotte

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2008-- US Airways (NYSE:LCC) ramps up its summer schedule with three new transcontinental routes. Beginning on June 3, the airline will begin new nonstop service from its two largest hubs at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport to California's capital city of Sacramento. US Airways will also start service from its Charlotte hub to Tucson, Ariz.

US Airways' Senior Vice President, Schedule Planning and Alliances Andrew Nocella said, "During the busy summer travel season we're giving customers in Sacramento and Tucson nonstop access to our two largest hubs, opening up hundreds of connecting opportunities across the eastern half of the United States and to Europe and the Caribbean."

"We are thrilled with the addition of these two great cities to our non-stop service here in Sacramento," said G. Hardy Acree, director of airports for the Sacramento County Airport System. "We have a great working partnership with US Airways and we are confident that our travelers will embrace these two new flight opportunities."

"Charlotte is an important destination for Tucson travelers, and opens up the southeast sector of the U.S. for us. We are delighted to have this new nonstop service and know the residents of this community will be very supportive of it," said Tucson Airport Authority President/CEO Bonnie Allin.

The flight schedule is as follows and customers may book flights at www.usairways.com, by calling 800-428-4322 or through a travel agent.

Charlotte - Tucson Tucson - Charlotte
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
1873 6:15 p.m. 7:23 p.m. 1872 11:30 p.m. 6:12 a.m.

Charlotte - Sacramento Sacramento - Charlotte
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
377 8:20 p.m. 10:40 p.m. 378 10:30 p.m. 6:10 a.m.

Philadelphia - Sacramento Sacramento - Philadelphia
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
375 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 376 8:30 a.m. 4:31 p.m.

In addition to these three new routes and back by popular demand US Airways will again be offering seasonal transcontinental service to Portland, Ore. from Charlotte and Philadelphia. The Charlotte flight resumes on June 3 with Philadelphia's first of two seasonal flights to Portland resuming March 2 with the second trip set for June 3.
US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide.

US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers 17,000 daily flights to 897 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com. (LCCG)

For current TIA air service arrival and departure schedules, visit, www.airtucson.com/service.htm.

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