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US Airways Permanently Awarded Route Connecting Mississippi To Nation’s Capital

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July 24, 2012

US Airways Permanently Awarded Route Connecting Mississippi To Nation’s Capital

Airline will continue to provide nonstop service between state capital and Washington, D.C.

US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today was awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking the State of Mississippi to the nation’s capital.

US Airways’ Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, “We are honored by the Department’s decision to award US Airways the authority to operate service between Jackson and Washington, D.C. permanently. I want to thank Secretary LaHood and others on his staff for a fair and thorough review of our application. Thanks to their work and the support of the Mississippi Congressional delegation and community leaders, business, government, military and leisure travelers in the Magnolia State will continue to have a direct link to our nation’s capital and connections to other destinations throughout the East Coast.”

Republic Airlines, a US Airways Express carrier, operates daily service on dual-class 69-passenger Embraer 170 aircraft. The flight schedule is as follows:

From Jackson-Evers International

From Reagan National to Jackson-Evers

Airport to Reagan National

International Airport

Flight

Departure

Arrival

Flight

Departure

Arrival

3478

7:45 a.m.

11:03 a.m.

3477

7:35 p.m.

9:01 p.m.*

*Saturday service operated on Flight 3337, which

departs Washington at 5:05 p.m. and arrives at

Jackson at 6:29 p.m.

Customers may book their flight through US Airways’ website at?www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages to?Washington, D.C.are also available at?www.usairwaysvacations.com.

To hear from community and business leaders about what service between Jackson and?Washington, D.C.?means to people in?Mississippi, visit US Airways’ YouTube channel at?www.youtube.com/USAirways.

Source: US Airways

 

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