Us Airways Announces Fort Lauderdale Hollywood


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Nov 11, 2003
Monday August 23, 10:30 am ET
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ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways® today announced a major expansion at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, more than tripling its daily flights and connecting 10 Caribbean and Latin American destinations with key cities in the Northeast and Florida, beginning in February 2005.
In the Caribbean and Latin America, US Airways will introduce new service in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Kingston, Jamaica; Panama City, Panama; and San Salvador, El Salvador, subject to foreign government approval. Additionally, the airline will begin nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood and Nassau, Providenciales, Santo Domingo, and San Jose, subject to foreign government approval, and San Juan. Service to Cancun, which will begin on Oct. 16, 2004 as Saturday-only service, will increase to daily service in February 2005.

In the U.S., US Airways will link Fort Lauderdale Hollywood with nonstop service from Boston, Newark, and Key West, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla., introducing GoFares® on each new route. In addition, US Airways is also launching GoFares for the first time in Charlotte, N.C., and Pittsburgh, on flights to and from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood. Charlotte GoFares start as low as $89** each way, and Pittsburgh GoFares begin at $99* each way.

Recently announced Saturday flights from Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and Hartford, Conn., to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood, which begin in November 2004, will increase to daily service in February 2005. New York (LaGuardia) service, also slated to begin in November, will gain additional daily frequency in February. All three are GoFares markets.

Combined with existing US Airways nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Providence, R.I., a total of 13 points in the U.S. will be conveniently connected to the Caribbean and Latin America via Fort Lauderdale Hollywood.

As part of the expansion, US Airways is introducing its first international GoFares to bring the most value to those travelers with ties between the U.S. and US Airways' newest Caribbean and Latin American destinations -- what airlines call Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) travelers. GoFares will be available from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood to Cancun, Guatemala City, Kingston, Panama City, San Jose, San Juan, San Salvador, and Santo Domingo.

"The addition of a Caribbean and Latin American gateway in South Florida allows us to continue our expansion in the region by reaching beyond the leisure markets, which have become a strength for US Airways," said B. Ben Baldanza, US Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning. "We are committed to bringing low, simple fares and easy access for all customers to South Florida and major U.S. cities, a market that has been dominated by a single carrier for years. With this expansion, we are pleased to offer a value-added alternative to larger, congested airports."


Destination Fares From*
Cancun $104
Guatemala City, Guatemala $149
Kingston, Jamaica $124
Nassau, Bahamas $81
Panama City, Panama $149
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos $184
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic $124
San Jose, Costa Rica $149
San Juan, Puerto Rico $104
San Salvador, El Salvador $149

BWI $79
Boston $72
Hartford $108
Key West, Fla. $69**
New York (LaGuardia) $72
Newark, N.J. $124
Orlando, Fla. $49
Tampa, Fla. $49

The lowest Charlotte and Key West GoFares require roundtrip travel and a one-night minimum stay.
Additional taxes and fees - for domestic travel, a $3.10 federal excise tax is imposed on each flight segment of the itinerary (a flight segment is defined as a takeoff and landing); passenger facilities charges of up to $18 per itinerary; and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per itinerary. The lowest domestic fares must be purchased seven or 14 days in advance, are one-way, and are nonrefundable. For travel to the Caribbean and Latin America, passengers are responsible for payment of U.S. International Departure and Arrival taxes of $27.40; passenger facilities charges of up to $18 per itinerary; the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per itinerary, U.S. inspection fees of up to $10.10; and foreign taxes and fees of up to $64.90. The lowest international fares are non-refundable and based on required roundtrip travel. Blackout dates apply, and other restrictions may apply. For more details, visit
US Airways has many other airline partners, and a part of a trip might be on one of the partner's airplanes. These GoFares are available for travel on the US Airways Express® carriers Air Midwest, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Shuttle America or Trans States, and MidAtlantic Airways. A flight also might be operated by our Star Alliance partner United Airlines®. For all of the details about GoFares, including a few other restrictions, please go to

US Airways is the nation's seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. 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, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.

Source: US Airways