US Airways expands its European offering with four new seasonal routes

The inaugural flight of US Airways’ daily operations to Charlotte was celebrated at Manchester Airport with a fantastic cake ceremony on 22 May. The new airport pair will be served utilising the carrier’s 757-200s until 2 September.

On 23 May, Edinburgh Airport celebrated with this half Earth-shaped cake, the arrival of US Airways’ six weekly flights from Philadelphia. 

  • US Airways added four European routes, all of which are seasonal, to its offering during the course of last week. With the longest sector being the 7,014-kilometre service from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Barcelona (BCN), launched on 22 May and operated daily until 27 September; as well as the shortest being inaugurated on 23 May from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Edinburgh (EDI) at 5,390 kilometres and served six times weekly until 30 September, the oneworld member will face no competition on any of the four new airport pairs. Commenting on the route launch to Manchester, Andrew Cowan, COO, Manchester Airports Group, said: “It is not only great news for Manchester Airport to welcome this important new route, but for the entire region. The introduction of the daily Charlotte link will further strengthen connections from Manchester to North America, with a wealth of onward connectivity. The route also sees another direct long haul service added to our ever increasing network of routes, which is testament to the success of our Fly Manchester campaign.” See how Edinburgh Airport’s FTWA compares to those sent in this week from around the world.
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/C Competition (WF)
22 May Charlotte, NC (CLT) Barcelona (BCN) 7 A332
Lisbon (LIS) 4 B752
Manchester (MAN) 7
23 May Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Edinburgh (EDI) 6
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 27 May 2014.

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