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US AIRWAYS UPGRADES SERVICE TO CHARLOTTE
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 19, 2012

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

Avoca, PA - Travelers using the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will have additional options for air travel.  US Airways Express is upgrading its service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Effective January 11, 2012, US Airways has upgraded is morning departure to Charlotte from a 67-seat aircraft to an 80-seat aircraft.  This flight departs AVP at 8:42 AM and arrives in Charlotte at 10:46 AM. Also, this flight will leave Charlotte at 8:30 PM and arrive at AVP at 10:11 PM. US Airways Express carrier Republic Airlines is operating the daily flight with the 80-seat Embraer 175 aircraft (E75).  This flight will remain in effect through February 15, 2012.

Effective March 4, 2012, US Airways Express carrier Mesa Airlines will provide daily service for the morning flight using the 79-seat Canadair Regional Jet 900 (CR9).

Also, effective March 4, 2012, US Airways Express will upgrade the afternoon departure to Charlotte from a 50-seat aircraft to a 67-seat aircraft. This flight departs AVP at 1:39 PM and arrives in Charlotte at 3:38 PM. Also, this flight will leave Charlotte at 11:26 AM and arrive at AVP at 1:07 PM. US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines is operating the daily flight with the 67-seat Canadair Regional Jet 700 (CR7).

The upgraded Charlotte flights will each offer first class seating for eight or nine passengers, have a full range of services and products including wider, more comfortable seats, generous legroom, dedicated check-in counters at the airport, priority baggage handling and boarding, and a quiet environment to work, relax and rest.

Barry Centini, Airport Director, said, “We are very pleased to see US Airways continuing to upgrade its services in Northeast Pennsylvania by adding more seats in the market for our area business and leisure air travelers.”


About US Airways:

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 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 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.

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 36 daily arrivals and departures to six major hubs, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Atlanta and 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.