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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 applies for rights from Charlotte and Philadelphia to Sao Paulo, Brazil

US Airways (Phoenix) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the rights to operate daily, year-round service between the airline’s hubs in Charlotte, N.C., and Philadelphia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  US Airways will begin service between Charlotte and Sao Paulo on June 8 using frequencies leased from another carrier. An award of rights for Charlotte – Sao Paulo flights will ensure US Airways avoids a service interruption due to the frequency lease terminating prior to Open Skies between the United States and Brazil commencing in 2015.

US Airways’ proposed service between Philadelphia and Sao Paulo would be the airline’s third daily flight to South America and would complement its existing service to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from its Charlotte hub.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 767-2B7 ER N252AU (msn 24765) taxies to the runway at the Charlotte hub.

US Airways: AG Slide Show

US Airways and South African Airways expand their codeshare agreement

US Airways (Phoenix) and fellow Star Alliance member South African Airways (Johannesburg) today announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Transport – South Africa. Flights are currently available for sale for travel beginning on December 19.

US Airways customers will gain access to destinations throughout South Africa with the new agreement and to Dakar, Senegal pending final government approval, along with the convenience of a single-ticket purchase. Conversely, customers traveling on South African Airways will also receive expanded access to and throughout the United States.  US Airways customers will continue to have the ability to earn and redeem Dividend Miles on these new codeshare flights. South African Airways customers will also continue to earn and redeem miles as a member of the Voyager Frequent Flyer program.

US Airways customers will have access to South African Airways’ hub in Johannesburg as well as convenient connections to Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa.  Customers will also have access to Dakar, Senegal via South African Airways’ Washington-Dulles to Johannesburg.  South African Airways customers will have access to US Airways’ hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix as well as various destinations within the United States. Specific connection information is below:

 

New Connections for US Airways Customers on South African Airways New Connections for South African Airways Customers on US Airways
 

To Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) from:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
  • London’s Heathrow International Airport (LHR)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC)

 

To Dakar, Senegal (DKR)* from:

  • IAD

 

Continue from JNB to:

  • Cape Town, South Africa (CPT)
  • Durban, South Africa (DUR)
  • East London, South Africa (ELS)
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa (PLZ)
 

To Philadelphia (PHL) from:

  • LHR

 

To Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) from:

  • IAD
  • JFK
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Diego (SAN)

 

To Phoenix (PHX) from:

  • JFK
  • LAS
  • SAN
  • SFO

*Route is pending final government approval.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 767-2B7 ER N251AY (msn 24764) of US Airways lifts off from Heathrow Airport near London.

US Airways: AG Slide Show

South African Airways: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. South African Airways operates both Airbus and Boeing narrow-body airliners on domestic and regional routes. Airbus A319-131 ZS-SFJ (msn 2379) prepares to land at the Johannesburg hub.

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.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

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