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US AIRWAYS ADDS WEEKEND FLIGHT TO CHARLOTTE;
UPGRADES DAILY SERVICE
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2009

Contact:
Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000


Avoca, PA - Travelers using AVP now have additional options to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and beyond.  US Airways has scheduled one additional non-stop daily flight to Charlotte on Saturdays.

Beginning February 14, 2009, US Airways will add a 3:00 PM Saturday departure, which arrives in Charlotte at 5:05 PM.  Also, the new Saturday flight leaves Charlotte at 12:55 PM and arrives at AVP at 2:30 PM.  US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines will operate the service with 70-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft.

In addition, US Airways will upgrade their daily flight from a 70-seat aircraft to an 86-seat aircraft. The daily flight will continue to depart AVP at 8:40 AM and arrive in Charlotte at 10:42 AM. The upgraded 86-seat Canadair Regional Jet will go into effect on February 13, 2009.  US Airways Express carrier Mesa Airlines will operate the daily departure to Charlotte.

The upgraded Canadair Regional Jet and additional weekend flight will increase the daily seats to Charlotte by 23%, and increase the weekly seats by 37%.

Schedule of service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Charlotte effective February 13, 2009 is as follows:

Flight #
Departs AVP
Arrives CLT
Frequency
Aircraft
US* 2649
8:40 AM
10:42 AM
Daily
86-Seat Canadair Regional Jet
US* 2277
3:00 PM
5:05 PM
Sat. Only
70-Seat Canadair Regional Jet

Schedule of service between Charlotte and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton effective February 13, 2009 is as follows:

Flight #
Departs CLT
Arrives AVP
Frequency
Aircraft
US* 2259
12:55 PM
2:30 PM
Sat. Only
70-Seat Canadair Regional Jet
US* 2626
7:45 PM
9:24 PM
Daily
86-Seat Canadair Regional Jet

For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at www.usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 34 daily arrivals and departures to six major hubs, with one-stop service to over 450 destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Atlanta); Northwest Airlines (Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia). For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at www.flyavp.com.