Saturday, December 05, 2009

US Airways to Offer New Nonstop Flight to Rome from Charlotte Hub

(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will have more ways to experience “la dolce vita” when the airline begins daily, year-round nonstop service to Rome from Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 13, 2010.

The new flight will complement US Airways’ daily nonstop service to Rome from Philadelphia, the airline’s international gateway. It will be operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft with seating for 29 in Envoy, US Airways’ trans-Atlantic business class, and 259 in the main cabin.

US Airways Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo Operations Suzanne Boda said, “Rome is one of US Airways’ most popular European destinations. Our new service from Charlotte will offer our customers throughout the southeastern United States another convenient option for traveling to the Eternal City.”

US Airways currently offers nonstop service from its Charlotte hub to London’s Gatwick Airport, Frankfurt International Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and also codeshares with Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa on Munich service from Charlotte. On Dec. 15, the airline will begin its first-ever service to South America from Charlotte with daily nonstop flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Customers may book their flight beginning Dec. 12 through US Airways’ Web site at, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages are also available at

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