US Airways Acquires Five Aircraft

To accommodate its expanding international route network, US Airways has ordered five wide-body Airbus A330-200 jets. The airline expects to deploy the new aircraft in its plans to add three or four new markets per year between 2009 and 2011. These additions will help US Airways' A330-200 fleet grow to 17 by 2011. "We intend to use the A330s to expand our existing gateways as well as provide the potential to eventually add intercontinental service from our West Coast hubs," said USAirways; CEO, Doug Parker. Visit www.usairways.com. (JM)

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