US Airways expands international reach with new route to Charlotte, North Carolina in the USA

21st October 2013

US Airways will launch a new nonstop service between its largest hub at Charlotte, North Carolina, and Manchester Airport next spring. The new flights from Charlotte supplement the airline’s current service to Manchester Airport from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport.

Service will begin on 22nd May 2014 and the new flights bring the number of international destinations US Airways serves from Charlotte to 38 – ten cities in Europe and 28 in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, South America and the Caribbean. US Airways now serves 145 airports in 28 countries from Charlotte.

Andrew Nocella, US Airways senior vice president of Marketing and Planning said: “US Airways continues to expand our Charlotte hub and our presence in Europe by adding flights between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and popular European destinations to meet peak travel demand.

“The flights complement service from our international gateway at Philadelphia and give consumers on both sides of the Atlantic more one-stop access to popular points in Europe, the United States and beyond. Our new flights also help to strengthen the foundation for our pending merger with American Airlines by providing more access to a broader network.”

The daily flight on a Boeing 757 leaves Charlotte at 20:35 and arrives in Manchester Airport at 09.30.

Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer for MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, said: “To add another significant American route to our network is pleasing for next Summer as we look to improve on the success of this Summer. We continue to support the ambitions of US Airways as they look to grow their customers by connecting into the North of England from their hub in Charlotte, North Carolina. The route gives our passengers wider access across their large American network and adds to their existing daily service to Philadelphia.”

With over 200 destinations, served by 65 airlines, Manchester Airport is the UK’s third biggest airport and the global gateway for the North of the UK. For more information see www.manchesterairport.co.uk

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For more information or images contact the Manchester Airport press office on 0161 489 2700 or email: press.office@manairport.co.uk

Published on: 21/10/2013 13:18:19