US Airways to start Charlotte-Sao Paulo flights tomorrow

US Airways (Phoenix) tomorrow (June 8) will launch daily nonstop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil from its largest hub at Charlotte, North Carolina.  The new flight is US Airways’ second destination in South America and complements the airline’s existing nonstop service to Rio de Janeiro from Charlotte. US Airways will operate service to Brazil’s largest city on Boeing 767-200 aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways’ international business class, and 186 in the main cabin.

The flight schedule is as follows:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)**
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
802 5:50 p.m. 4:30 a.m.* 803 8:25 a.m. 5:25 p.m.
*Flight arrives next day.**First day of operation for Sao Paulo-bound flight is June 9, 2013.

On March 4, US Airways filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the rights to operate daily, year-round service between Sao Paulo and the airline’s international gateway at Philadelphia. The proposed service would be the airline’s third daily flight to South America and would provide customers in 75 communities with easy one-stop access to Sao Paulo.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/ Boeing 767-2B7 ER N256AY (msn 26847) climbs away from the runway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

US Airways: AG Slide Show

In the current US Airways onboard magazine the airline pays tribute to its past with an article on its heritage logojets (Click on the Slide Show above to see all of the logojets):

US Airways Heritage Logojets (US Airways)