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US Airways starts flights to five new destinations from Reagan National Airport

Today US Airways begins non-stop services to five new destinations from Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport: Augusta, Minneapolis, Fayetteville,  Montreal and Toronto.

In addition to the new services, US Airways has re-timed its daily non-stop flight between Reagan National and San Diego that began on June 8. Starting today, the flight, which was previously operated at night on 124-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, will depart Washington, D.C. at 8:55 a.m. and San Diego at 12:30 p.m. and will be operated on 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

“Our new service to Reagan National Airport shows our commitment to connect communities of all sizes to our nation’s capital,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, marketing and planning.

“With the start of today’s flights we are now providing 73 communities with 237 daily non-stop flights to Washington’s downtown airport.”

On the 25th March US Airways began expanded services from Washington, D.C. to 14 destinations from Reagan National Airport. The airline also added non-stop flights between Reagan National and Cincinnati and Des Moines, Iowa in May.

With the start of today’s new service, 99 percent of the airline’s capacity will operate to or from its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. and the US Airways Shuttle, which operates hourly between Washington, Boston and New York’s La Guardia Airport. This represents a 16 percentage point change from 2006, when, following the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines, only 83 percent of the airline’s capacity touched its core focus areas and US Airways Shuttle.

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