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US Airways Opens Route to Greece

US AirwaysUS Airways’ customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to capitals such as Athens, scheduled to start in late May. Including the Athens flights, US Airways, represented in Greece by Amphitrion, will offer a total of 22 daily flights to 19 cities in 12 countries throughout Europe during the peak summer season.

“These three new European destinations strengthen Philadelphia’s growing role as an international gateway for business and leisure passengers,” said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “We could not be adding this new service without the leadership and support of Mayor Street, Airport Director Charles Isdell and Director of Commerce Stephanie Nadoff. We are working hard with Mayor Street and the airport to ensure new, additional international capability for even more international service next year.

“These new destinations demonstrate our commitment to our customers, our Philadelphia hub and European and international growth prospects,” Mr. Parker said.

Customers from more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will find convenient connections available via Philadelphia to these new European destinations, as well as 16 other European cities in the US Airways network.

These new offerings are subject to foreign government approval. The Philadelphia-Athens flights are slated to begin May 25 and end October 6. All flights will operate with either Boeing 757 or 767 aircraft equipped with Envoy business class seating.

Philadelphia is US Airways’ second largest hub employing 5,800 aviation professionals and offering 430 daily flights to 112 non-stop destinations. Philadelphia also serves as US Airways’ international gateway serving 19 destinations in Europe and 16 in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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