TEMPE, Ariz., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and Croatia Airlines announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation. US Airways' customers will enjoy expanded service to destinations in Croatia and the convenience of a single-ticket purchase for a seamless travel experience. Customers traveling on Croatia Airlines will also receive expanded access to the United States. Flights are available for sale on www.usairways.com for travel beginning today. US Airways' Dividend Miles members will earn and can redeem miles when traveling on flights operated by Croatia Airlines.
US Airways customers will be able to connect to Zagreb on Croatia Airlines flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London- Heathrow, Munich and Zurich. Equally, Croatia Airlines' customers traveling from Zagreb will have access to US Airways' East Coast hubs of Charlotte and Philadelphia when traveling from these European destinations. Croatia Airlines will also add its code on US Airways flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis. In the future, US Airways and Croatia Airlines intend to expand their relationship to include flights to and from Dubrovnik and Split.
"US Airways' new codeshare agreement with Croatia Airlines will provide our customers with expanded options to reach Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, with a convenient single-ticket purchase," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, marketing and planning. "As a fellow Star Alliance member carrier, US Airways has a standing relationship with Croatia Airlines. We look forward to strengthening this bond and expanding travel options to our customers visiting Croatia and for Croatia Airlines customers visiting the U.S.""We believe that collaboration with US Airways will create a new quality of services that satisfy passengers on both continents," said Tonko Rilovic, executive vice president of sales, marketing, network and revenue management for Croatia Airlines. "Joint code-share flights provide passengers with even more favorable conditions for travel between Croatia and the United States via the major European hubs. This intercontinental agreement is particularly important for Croatia Airlines because it gives the company an even stronger presence on the US market, which further improves the quality of commercial products." About US Airways US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG) About Croatia Airlines Croatia Airlines, the Croatian flag carrier (international label CTN, flight label OU) was established in 1989 under the name of Zagal. The Company's Head Office is in Zagreb (Bani 75b, 10010 Zagreb, Croatia). Since 1992, Croatia Airlines has been a full member in the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and since 1998 a member of the Association of European Airlines (AEA). On 15 December 2004, Croatia Airlines officially became a regional member of the Star Alliance, and on 1st January 2010 a full member. Croatia Airlines is a mid-sized European airline in constant growth. In its more than twenty year existence, it has connected Croatian cities with the most important European centres and, through them, the entire World. In the summer timetable 2012 the company operates almost 100 flights per day and connects Croatia with the 25 European destinations. In Croatia, they have flights to Zagreb, Bol, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split and Zadar. With its modern fleet, carefully planned flight schedules geared towards the passenger and their needs, a professional staff and a constant service improvement program, in the air and on the ground, it is Croatia Airlines' wish to provide more than just comfortable flights for their passengers. For more information about the company visit the website www.croatiaairlines.hr -Fly With US- SOURCE US Airways