TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (LCC:NYSE) today announced it has been awarded operating slots to inaugurate daily, non-stop service between its Charlotte, N.C. hub and London's preferred business airport, Heathrow, beginning in March 2013. US Airways will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft that features Envoy, the airline's international business class. Customers traveling in Envoy will experience the remarkably comfortable and private Envoy Suite equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed. The Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a 110-volt universal power outlet. Specific schedule and fare details will be released at a later date.
"We are thrilled to make this announcement and look forward to starting service between Heathrow and Charlotte in March," said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. "This new service will augment our existing trans-Atlantic network and provide more choices for customers in markets up and down the east coast.
"Today's news would not be possible without the support of several groups, including the European Union to which we are grateful for this opportunity. Also, we'd like to thank Secretary LaHood and his aviation team at the U.S. Department of Transportation, members of the North Carolina and South Carolina delegations, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Charlotte Douglas International Airport Director Jerry Orr and other key stakeholders for their support in our efforts to secure the new service."The new service from Charlotte, N.C. will supplement the airline's existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and London Heathrow. The flight will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline's Charlotte hub. About US Airways US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates nearly 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 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 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. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, 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. 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) -Fly With US- SOURCE US Airways
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