TEMPE, Ariz., March 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways today will launch new, daily nonstop service between Mississippi's capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport. The route is the only nonstop service linking the State of Mississippi to the nation's capital.
In addition to access to Washington, D.C.'s downtown airport, the flight will provide customers in the Magnolia State with connections to other destinations throughout the East Coast.
"Our new service will provide a direct link to Washington, D.C. for business, government, military and leisure travelers in Mississippi," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, marketing and planning.
Republic Airlines, a US Airways Express carrier, will operate daily service on dual-class 69-passenger Embraer 170 aircraft. The flight schedule is as follows:
From Jackson-Evers From Reagan National
International Airport to Jackson-Evers
to Reagan National International Airport
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
3478 7:52 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 3477 7:35 p.m. 9:10 p.m.
The Department of Transportation granted US Airways temporary authority to operate the new service using two slot exemptions at Reagan National Airport. On March 5, US Airways will petition the Department of Transportation to grant it the authority to fly the route permanently.
Customers may book their flight through US Airways' website at , by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages to Washington, D.C. are also available at . Dividend Miles members who book their flight between March 5 and April 22, 2012 and travel during those same dates can earn double miles that count toward Dividend Miles Preferred status.*
*: Customers must book by April 22, 2012 for travel March 5 - April 22, 2012 to earn double Preferred-qualifying miles. Miles count toward Preferred status and are earned on the Washington, D.C. (DCA) - Jackson, Miss. (JAN) or JAN-DCA segments only. US Airways will award miles one to two weeks after travel has been completed. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. For six years in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)