US reinstating PIT Transatlantic service


Aug 19, 2002
ARLINGTON, Va., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways announced today that it
will resume service between Pittsburgh and both London Gatwick airport and
Frankfurt, Germany on June 1, 2003.
US Airways'' transatlantic schedule in Pittsburgh had been suspended 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. US Airways was
committed to fly CRAF missions through July, but given the company''s desire to
bring the Frankfurt and London service back, it has reached an agreement with
another carrier to assume the company''s CRAF obligations in June and July.
US Airways will operate one daily nonstop roundtrip flight on each route.
Its Pittsburgh-London service was suspended on April 1, 2003, and its
Pittsburgh-Frankfurt service on May 1, 2003.
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, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.
Online timetable shows PIT-LGW as US 740, departing 5:30 p.m., arriving 5:55 a.m. the next day on a 767. PIT-FRA is US 782, departing 5 p.m., arriving 7 a.m. the next day on a 330.