High demand for $79* one-way fares prompts expanded dates, extended deadline

MELBOURNE, Fla. (May 26, 2010) — Strong demand from Space Coast travelers for US Airways’ discount summer fares has prompted the carrier to expand travel dates and extend the booking deadline.

This week, US Airways quickly obliged a request from Melbourne International Airport Executive Director Richard Ennis, CPFO, to expand the discount offer to help accommodate those unable to get the $79 one-way fares to dozens of cities nationwide. Ennis stressed that there are a limited number of seats available for the discount rate on each flight and demand has been high for many of the popular destinations.

Under the expanded offer, Space Coast residents can fly to cities in 27 states plus Washington, D.C., from Aug. 17 (originally Aug. 23) through Sept. 30 with fares starting at $79* one-way. Fares to western destinations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles or Seattle start at $119* one-way. Seats are limited, and some blackout dates apply.

The airline has extended the deadline for purchasing the tickets to June 17. For additional details, go to www.AmericaFrom79.com

* Purchase tickets by: 6/17/2010
Travel periods: 5/22/10 – 6/9/10 and 8/17/10 – 9/30/10
Advanced purchase: 7 days
Cabin: Coach
Travel on: All or part of service may be on (1) US Airways, (2) regional or jet aircraft operated by US Airways Express, Air Midwest, Air Wisconsin, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic Airways or Trans States.
Blackout dates: May apply
Other: The number of seats available for this sale is limited. All Fares are subject to change until purchased.
Ticket refundability: Non-refundable.
Itinerary changes: Changes to this reservation are subject to a $150 change fee per passenger.
Routing: All fares connect in CLT
Roundtrip Travel Required: No
Other Discounts: This is a discounted fare and may not be combinable with any other discounts. Travel vouchers, future travel awards or airchecks may not be used as a form of payment online.
Peak Day Surcharges: May apply.
Security Fee: A September 11 security fee of $2.50 per flight segment will apply. A flight segment is defined as a take-off and landing.
Federal Tax: Fares do not include a federal excise tax of $3.50, which will be imposed on each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a take-off and landing.
Passenger Charge: PFCs – Local airports assess PFCs up to $18 per passenger.
Purchase Through: usairways.com, telephone reservations or US Airways airport or city ticket offices. Tickets purchased through US Airways telephone reservations (800-428-4322) are $40 higher. Tickets purchased at US Airways airports or city ticket offices are $45 higher.