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US Airways to operate a special farewell “flight 767” from Philadelphia to Charlotte and return on February 12 as the last Boeing 767 flight

US Airways (Phoenix) as we previously reported, will operate the last regularly scheduled Boeing 767-200 ER revenue flight on February 11.

However the carrier (like it did with the last Boeing 737-400 flight) is now scheduling a special “farewell flight”. Flight US 767 will depart Philadelphia on February 12 at 9:00 am (0900) and arrive at Charlotte at 10:44 am (1044). Flight US 767 will turnaround after special celebrations and depart Charlotte at 12:30 pm and arrive back at Philadelphia at 2:05 pm (1405). This will be the last passenger flight for the Boeing 767 with US Airways.

Piedmont Airlines (1st) took delivery of the first 767-200 ER, specifically 767-201 ER N603P (msn 23897), named “The Pride of Piedmont”, on May 21, 1987. The type entered service on June 15, 1987 on the Charlotte – London (Gatwick) route. The type migrated to USAir (later US Airways) with the merger.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 76702B7 ER N256AY (msn 26847) departs from Charlotte.

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US Airways to retire the last Boeing 767-200 ER on February 11

US Airways (Phoenix) is planning to operate the last Boeing 767-200 ER revenue flight on February 11 per Airline Route. The aging type currently operates from the Charlotte hub to Cancun, Orlando, Philadelphia and St. Thomas.

Piedmont Airlines (1st) took delivery of the first 767-200 ER, specifically 767-201 ER N603P (msn 23897), named “The Pride of Piedmont”, on May 21, 1987. The type entered service on June 15, 1987 on the Charlotte – London (Gatwick) route. The type migrated to USAir (later US Airways) with the merger.

Top Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. US Airways’ Boeing 767-2B7 ER N255AY (msn 25257) arrives back at the Charlotte hub.

US Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Below Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-2B7 N656US (msn 26847) taxies in Paris (CDG) painted in the 1997 livery.

 

Below Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-2B7 ER N651US (msn 24764) taxies in the 1989 USAir color scheme.

 

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/AirlinersGallery.com. 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)

US Airways makes a formal merger proposal to American Airlines

US Airways (Phoenix) has presented a formal merger proposal to American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) according to a report by the Associated Press as reported by the Charlotte Observer. Under the proposal, US Airways’ CEO Doug Parker would head the new company which would retain the American name and the Dallas/Fort Worth headquarters.

Additionally American Airlines’ pilots have approved the new labor contract paving the way for AA to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and also a possible merger with US Airways. American’s CEO Tom Horton, who is likely to lose his job in any merger, has told his employees a decision on the merger proposal will be coming soon.

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In other news, US Airways will launch daily nonstop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil from its largest hub at Charlotte, North Carolina beginning on May 5, 2013.  The new route 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 ER aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways’ international business class, and 186 in the main cabin.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. US Airways’ Boeing 767-2B7 ER N256AY (msn 26847) departs from the Charlotte hub. The additional long-range routes are extending the career for the wide-body type with US Airways. A merger with AA would end the US Airways name and brand. However with Doug Parker in control of a new American Airlines there will also be a new long-overdue brand for AA for sure.

American Airlines: AG Slide Show

US Airways: AG Slide Show