US Airways

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US Airways
US Airways Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1937 (as All American Aviation)
Commenced operations1996 (as US Airways)
Frequent-flyer programDividend Miles
Airport loungeUS Airways Club
Fleet size348 (Mainline), 285 (Express)
Company sloganFly With US
Parent companyAmerican Airlines
HeadquartersTempe, Arizona, USA
Key people
A US Airways Boeing 737 landing at Boston.

US Airways, Inc. was a airline[2][3][4][5] that used to be owned by the US Airways Group, Inc. US Airways was previously known as USAir. It was the sixth largest airline in the United States. Its headquarters were in Tempe, Arizona. US Airways owned 357 large jet aircraft and 329 smaller planes that flew to 240 places in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Europe. In May 2008, US Airways had 36,632 people working for them in the world and flew 3,512 flights each day. The US in US Airways stands for United States.

US Airways had many flights from Charlotte, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Phoenix, Arizona. US Airways also ran smaller numbers of flights from Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.[6]

The airline also had the US Airways Shuttle. It's a brand which operates frequent flights between cities in the northeast part of the United States. Other companies operate short flights for US Airways, which are called US Airways Express. After the AA combination, the brand is now known as the "American Shuttle".

In 2005, US Airways combined with America West Airlines, but they kept the US Airways name.[2][3][5]

In 2013, US Airways announced it was going to be combined with American Airlines. [7] The combination was completed on April 8, 2015, [8] with the new airline keeping the "American Airlines" name. [9] US Airways had it's last flight on October 16, 2015. [10]

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  1. By Ted Reed. "US Airways Declares National Airport a Hub at Senate Hearing". TheStreet. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 January 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.4 Percent from January 2007, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, March 16, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lean Production in the Air: Low-cost Competition Taking Off in the Global Airline Industry and Implications for Employment Relations, Nancy Johnson, Labor and Employment Relations Association Series, Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting
  4. "Southwest Airlines raises airfare prices". Associated Press. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2007-07-10. pp. 1D–3D. A competing low-cost carrier, US Airways, also matched... |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Woellert, Lorraine (2005-01-05). "The Ups and Downs at US Airways". BusinessWeek.'
  6. US Airways System Fact Sheet.