US Airways is to
launch daily flights during the summer months from Birmingham to Philadelphia,
starting next May.
already plies routes between its Philadelphia hub and London (Heathrow and
Gatwick), Manchester, Dublin and Shannon, as well as flights from Charlotte to London
join the fold on May 12, with flights running until the end of September. Currently
the only other carrier flying across the atlantic from Birmingham is
Continental, which serves New York Newark daily.
US Airways will operate
a Boeing 757 aircraft on the new route, with 12 Envoy (business class) and 164
economy class seats. Tickets will be available for purchase from October 25, with the the
US-bound leg leaving Birmingham at 0845, arriving into Philadelphia at 1150.
The return leg will depart at 1805, landing back into Birmingham at 0625 the
information visit usairways.co.uk.
Report by Mark