Extended War Requires US Airways to Suspend Pittsburgh Transatlantic Schedule in May


Aug 20, 2002
Extended War Requires US Airways to Suspend Pittsburgh Transatlantic Schedule in May

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways announced
today that it will suspend its service between its Pittsburgh hub and both
London Gatwick airport and Frankfurt, Germany for the month of May 2003, due
to the airline's commitment to provide aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet
(CRAF) for the movement of troops to and from the Middle East.
The temporary schedule suspension will affect the one daily nonstop
roundtrip flight on each route. US Airways first suspended its Pittsburgh-
London service on April 1, 2003. Service on both routes is scheduled to resume
on June 1, 2003.
These May adjustments in Pittsburgh are a result of our commitment of
widebody aircraft to the CRAF program activated due to the war in Iraq, which
has lasted longer than anticipated, said B. Ben Baldanza, US Airways senior
vice president of marketing and planning. We intend to return this service
to our schedule as soon as the economic conditions and CRAF commitments allow.
Through our transatlantic service at both Philadelphia and Charlotte,
N.C., our customers will be able to connect conveniently to London and
Currently, two of US Airways' widebody aircraft are dedicated to the CRAF

US Airways is the nation's seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200
communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Most of
its route network is concentrated in the eastern U.S., where it is the largest
air carrier east of the Mississippi. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle, and the
US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day. For
more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways
online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.