TEMPE, Ariz., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced the appointment of Christine Kelly Singley to managing director, corporate communications. In her new role, Singley will aid the communications department as the airline prepares to close its merger with American Airlines later this fall. She will play a key role in combining the US Airways and American Airlines communications departments to support the new airline.
"Chris brings more than a decade of strategic communications experience to the US Airways team and approaches the practice of corporate communications with transparency and integrity," said Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Relations John McDonald. "We couldn't be more excited to have her join our team and look forward to her contributions."
Singley joins US Airways from Delta Air Lines where she oversaw the company's executive, international, operational and internal communications. Her experience includes crisis planning/response, strategic messaging, media relations, social media strategy, employee communications, labor relations and policy communications. Prior to joining Delta Air Lines, Singley worked for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, Inc. as a senior account executive. She has also served as director of communications for the state of Missouri Department of Higher Education and deputy communications director for Missouri Governor Bob Holden.Singley holds an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. About US Airways US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 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 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 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, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. 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 for Vets employer for the past three years. 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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