US Airways to serve Philadelphia daily from Birmingham Airport!!

Birmingham International Airport is celebrating the news
that US Airways (US), the fifth largest US airline, will start
flights to Philadelphia from Wednesday 13 May 2009. The
new service will operate daily until the end of September,
offering onward flights throughout the US including
Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
Orlando, Miami, San Francisco and Tampa
Peter Vella, Birmingham Airport’s Business Development
Director said, "US Airways is one of North America’s
premier airlines. Commencing new daily services to and
from Birmingham is a fantastic development because it will
give more options for linking destinations across the USA to
the Midlands for business and leisure, potentially leading to
more trade links and tourism. US Airways’ Philadelphia hub
offers Midlanders a vast list of onward flights throughout
Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the USA. The
significance of this new service cannot be underestimated"
Flights will operate daily, arriving into Birmingham
at 06:25. The service will then depart at 08:45,
arriving in Philadelphia at 11:50
Suzanne Boda, Senior Vice President, East Coast,
International and Cargo Operations of US Airways
said, "In addition to approximately 3,700 US Airways,
US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express flights
per day, US Airways also offers some 17,000 daily
flights to nearly 900 destinations in 160 countries
worldwide as a member of the Star Alliance network.
We are delighted to bring this portfolio to the people
of the Midlands and offer a new destination to
Birmingham’s growing network from 2009"
Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council,
commented: "This great news for the whole West Midlands
region and demonstrates Birmingham's ever growing status
as a major international hub for business, travel and tourism.
Alongside the emerging markets of China and India, the US
possesses one of the primary economies with which globally
relevant cities such as Birmingham must increasingly trade
and interact. Only by first establishing world-class transport
links of this nature can we start to build the necessary
relationships with major overseas economies which
ultimately serve as the catalyst for inward investment,
job creation and local prosperity"
Operating a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, US Airways will offer
a mixed cabin of 164 Economy seats and 12 business class
seats through its Envoy product which offers passengers
the following service:
Wider seats that recline up to 160 degrees for a truly relaxing
flight. Four-way adjustable headrest and lumbar support;

Amenity kit;
Individual, on-demand entertainment units featuring a wide
selection of movies, television and audio programming;
In-seat laptop power outlet (adapter free);
Dedicated check-in counters, priority boarding and baggage
Complimentary day of departure invitation to US Airways
Clubs, the Business Lounge at Birmingham Airport and the
dedicated Envoy Lounge in Philadelphia
Passengers interested in booking on US Airways
should visit or
call 0845 6003300 to make a reservation.
Bookings can be made after the 25 October 2008
Wednesday 22 October 2008


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