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US Airways Starts Jet Service At Pitt Greenville Airport

Get ready for a faster and smoother ride. Jet service is coming to the Pitt Greenville Airport. Of the five daily flights from Greenville to Charlotte, two will be provided by jets. The other three flights will continue to be on turboprop planes.

Here is the news release from US Airways, including the daily schedule:

US AIRWAYS COMMENCES REGIONAL JET SERVICE BETWEEN ITS CHARLOTTE HUB AND GREENVILLE, N.C.

TEMPE, Ariz., August 9, 2006 — Beginning October 5, US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will introduce regional jet service from its hub in Charlotte to Greenville. Of the five daily flights between the two markets, two will be served by US Airways wholly owned subsidiary PSA Airlines using the 50-seat CRJ200 regional jet. The other three flights will continue to be operated by US Airways’ other wholly owned subsidiary Piedmont Airlines using a combination of 37-seat and 50-seat deHavilland Dash 8s. This is the first time US Airways will fly regional jets into Greenville.
"US Airways is committed to responding to specific increases in passenger demand to a particular market, and as a result, we are especially pleased to introduce regional jet service to Greenville,” said Schedule Planning and Alliances Senior Vice President Andrew Nocella.
The new schedule is below (the jet flights are marked with an asterisk):

Charlotte to Greenville
Departs Arrives
9:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
12:50 p.m. 1:44 p.m.*
3:50 p.m. 4:58 p.m.
5:40 p.m. 6:54 p.m.
10:05 p.m. 10:59 p.m.*

Greenville to Charlotte
Departs Arrives
5:35 a.m. 6:54 a.m.
7:15 a.m. 8:12 a.m.*
11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
2:12 p.m. 3:09 p.m.*
5:20 p.m. 6:35 p.m.

US Airways and America West’s recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways is a member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com.


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