US Airways launches new routes from Washington National Airport

Welcoming the first enthused passengers arriving at Pensacola International Airport on the new US Airways service from Washington National Airport were Howard Kass, US Airways’ VP Legal and Government Affairs; Laura Coleman, US Airways’ PSN Station Manager; Melinda Crawford, Director Pensacola International Airport; John Asmar, Chief of Staff, the City of Pensacola; Donnie McMahon, Director McMahon & Hadder Insurance; and Bill Reynolds, City Administrator for the City of Pensacola, accompanied by the red-suited Pensacola Bay Area Chamber Ambassadors.

  • US Airways launched 13 new routes on 25 March; all with regional aircraft and all but one domestic (the exception being Ottawa in Canada). Two of the routes are from the Star Alliance airline’s Charlotte, NC (CLT) hub, while the remaining 11 routes are part of the airline’s expansion at Washington National, DC (DCA), which is the result of a slot swap with Delta Air Lines that in return expanded at New York LaGuardia in the last week. Omaha, NE (OMA) notably received new routes from both US Airways bases.
Origin Destination WF A/c Competition (WF)
Charlotte, NC (CLT) Des Moines, IA (DSM) 14 CRJ200
Charlotte, NC (CLT) Omaha, NE (OMA) 14 CRJ700
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Birmingham, AL (BHM) 21 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Fayetteville, NC (FAY) 7 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Fort Walton Beach/Valparaiso, FL (VPS) 7 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Jacksonville, NC (OAJ) 7 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Little Rock, AR (LIT) 14 E170
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Long Island/Islip (ISP) 14 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Memphis, TN (MEM) 21 CRJ200 Delta (19)
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Omaha, NE (OMA) 7 E170 Frontier (12)
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Ottawa (YOW) 21 CRJ200 Air Canada (12)
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Pensacola, FL (PNS) 14 CRJ200
Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) Tallahassee, FL (TLH) 7 CRJ200
Source: anna.aero new route database & SRS Analyser for w/c 2 April 2012

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