US Airways expands with seven new routes

On 1 October, Cleveland Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of US Airways’ daily operations to Phoenix, a sector served by the airline’s 150-seat A320s. Entertaining passengers before boarding the inaugural flight was Slider, the mascot of Cleveland Indians baseball team.

The same day, Fort Wayne Airport celebrated the launch of US Airways’ services to Philadelphia. Passengers on the inaugural flight were delighted with chocolate from DeBrand Chocolatier.

Another celebration, this time at Edmonton Airport, which marked US Airways’ launch of daily operations to Los Angeles. 

  • US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last December, added seven new routes to its offering during the course of last week. With the longest sector being the 2,795-kilometre service from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Cleveland, OH (CLE) launched on 1 October, and the shortest being inaugurated on 2 October from Charlotte Douglas, NC (CLT) to Evansville, IN (EVV) at 668 kilometres, the oneworld affiliate member will face competition on three of the new additions, from WestJet, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. Both new services to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) are operated by Air Wisconsin’s 50-seat CRJ 200s, which is the subject of anna.aero’s airline profile this week.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
01 Oct Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) CR2 (14)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) Cleveland, OH (CLE) A320 (7)
02 Oct Charlotte Douglas, NC (CLT) Evansville, IN (EVV) CR2 (20)
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) CR2 (7)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Edmonton (YEG) CR9 (7) WestJet (7)
San Antonio, TX (SAT) CR9 (14) United Airlines (19), Southwest Airlines (13)
Vancouver (YVR) Air Canada (28), Alaska Airlines (21),
WestJet (19), United Airlines (7)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 8 October 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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