US Airways has been awarded operating slots to inaugurate daily, non-stop service in March 2013 between its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in...

US Airways has been awarded operating slots to inaugurate daily, non-stop service in March 2013 between its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina and London Heathrow Airport.

The airline will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft which feature Envoy, US Airways’ international business class.


Until US Airways starts taking delivery of 18 Airbus A350-800s and four A350-900s it has on order for delivery from 2017, the Airbus A330 is US Airways’ primary long-haul type. The airline operates nine A330-300s and has 15 A330-200s in service and on order

 

Customers traveling in US Airways Envoy will experience the private Envoy Suite, which is equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a full flat bed. The Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a 110-volt universal power outlet.

US Airways will release specific schedule and fare details for the service at a later date.

The new service from Charlotte Douglas International  Airport will supplement the airline’s existing daily service between its major international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.

US Airways’ Charlotte-London Heathrow flight will originate in Miami, offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline’s Charlotte hub.

Along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, US Airways operates nearly 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The airline employs more than 32,000 staff, operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.

Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline carries approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix, as well as a focus airport at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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