Major United States airline owned by the American Airlines Group.
Operates an extensive global and domestic network, with 193 destinations in 24
countries in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Member of the Star Alliance; utilizes a fleet of 343 mainline jet aircraft, as well as
278 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft operated by contract and subsidiary
airlines as US Airways Express.
Also operates the US Airways Shuttle, a US Airways brand which provides hourly
service between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Employs 32,312 people worldwide and operates 3,028 daily flights (1,241 US
Airways Mainline, 1,790 US Airways Express) since October 2013.
In February 2013, American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge,
forming the world’s biggest airline.
On December 9, 2013, the holding corporations of American and US Airways
To prepare for their ultimate merger, both airlines will start offering mutual
frequent flyer benefits beginning January 7, 2014; on March 31, 2014, US Airways
will pull out of Star Alliance to join Oneworld as an affiliate member of American
The merged airline will carry the American Airlines name and branding; it will
also take over three of the four existing US Airways hubs (Charlotte,
Philadelphia, and Phoenix) for no less than five years under the terms of a
payment with the United States Department of Justice and numerous state
US Airways management will own the merged airline from the American
headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
US Airways is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona; the 225,000 square feet
(20,900 m2 ) was initially the headquarters of America West Airlines.
Jahna Berry of the Arizona Business Gazette, in 2005, said that the
building “is one of the dominant buildings in downtown Tempe.”
The City of Tempe granted America West $11 million in inducements and
tax breaks so it would occupy what is now the US Airways headquarters,
which cost $37 million to assemble.
Even though construction of the building started in January 1998, the
formal groundbreaking ceremonial was held the following month.
More than 700 employees work at the nine-story building since 2006.
US Airways formerly had its headquarters in Crystal Park Four (between
Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon, and the District of Columbia), a
Class A mixed-use development in Crystal City, Virginia, by Arlington.
US Airways ended up closing its Virginia headquarters following its
acquirement of America West Airlines, relocating the employees into the
previous America West building in three to six months.
Russell Grantham from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution claimed the
decision to relocate the headquarters to Tempe was not that hard since
the Crystal City facility “consisted of like two or three floors of people.”
In 2007, Pittsburgh International Airport won a three-way contest between Phoenix and Charlotte for the right to remain US Airways’ Global
Flight Operations center.
Opening in November 2008, US Airways spent over $25 million ($27.1 million today) for a 72,000 square foot (6,700 m2) facility, replacing a
smaller 11-year (prior to the merger) operations center closer to downtown Pittsburgh.
The state-of-the-art Ops Center opened early than planned; it is home to almost 600 employees, and serves as the nerve center for all of US
Airways’ almost 1,400 daily mainline flights.
The airline’s employee community-service program is the US Airways Do Crew.
Employee helpers take part in community-related projects every month by way of local chapters in Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New York
City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Winston Salem, North Carolina.
US Airways has used a number of liveries under the US Airways brand.
On the whole, the Express and Shuttle divisions have used liveries that
directly paralleled the company-wide livery at the time.
A dark blue livery was featured on US Airways aircraft before it bought
America West; after that merger, the new US Airways, now operating
flights in sunny parts of the southwestern United States, switched to a
mostly white livery.
US Air– “Fly the USA on USAir”
USAir (late 80s)– “USAir is Your Choice”
PSA and USAir (late 80s)– "Now our smile is even wider."
USAir (early 90s)– "USAir Begins With You"
USAir (mid 90s)– "Fly the Flag With USAir"
US Airways (early 2000s)– "Where I Fly the Flag"
US Airways (post 9/11)– "The Carrier of Choice"
US Airways (first bankruptcy) "Together We Fly"
US Airways (post first bankruptcy)– "Clear Skies Ahead"
US Airways (post America West merger)– "Fly with US"
US Airways, from July 2012, has codeshare agreements with these
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaii inter-island city)
South African Airways
Swiss International Air Lines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Since July 2013, US Airways has a fleet normal age of 12.8 years.
US Airways, by mid 2014, will retain a nearly all-Airbus fleet,
excluding Boeing jets and a small fleet of Embraer jets.
The post-merger US Airways stills operates the world’s biggest
fleet of Airbus aircraft.
Subsidiaries PSA and Piedmont solely fly Bombardier CRJ and de
Havilland Dash 8 (DHC-8) line of aircraft.
US Airways - “Cold Stone”:
2012 US Airways Boeing 757 Safety Video:
Safety Demo on the US Airways Express SAB 340: