US Airways

former airline in the United States

US Airways, Inc. was an airline[6][7][8][9] that used to be owned by the US Airways Group, Inc. US Airways was previously known as USAir. It was the sixth largest airline in the United States. Its headquarters were in Tempe, Arizona. US Airways owned 357 large jet aircraft and 329 smaller planes that flew to 240 places in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Europe. In May 2008, US Airways had 36,632 people working for them in the world and flew 3,512 flights each day. The US in US Airways stands for United States.

US Airways
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USA (1979–2008)
AWE (2008–2015)
USAir (1979–1997)
US AIR (1997–2008)
CACTUS (2008-April 2015)
AMERICAN (April-October 2015)
Founded1937 (as All American Aviation)
Commenced operations1939
1979 (as USAir)
Ceased operationsOctober 17, 2015 (2015-10-17) (became American Airlines)
AOC #AALA025A[1]
Frequent-flyer programDividend Miles
Fleet size
Company sloganThe new American is arriving.
(final slogan – see article)
Parent companyUS Airways Group (now known as American Airlines Group)
HeadquartersTempe, Arizona, United States[4]
Key peopleDoug Parker, CEO[5]
WebsiteArchived official website at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
A US Airways Boeing 737 landing at Boston.

US Airways had many flights from Charlotte, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Phoenix, Arizona. US Airways also ran smaller numbers of flights from Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Nevada, New York, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.[10]

The airline also had the US Airways Shuttle. It's a brand which operates frequent flights between cities in the northeast part of the United States. Other companies operate short flights for US Airways, which are called US Airways Express. After the AA combination, the brand is now known as the "American Shuttle".

In 2005, US Airways combined with America West Airlines, but they kept the US Airways name.[6][7][9]

In 2013, US Airways announced it was going to be combined with American Airlines. [11] The combination was completed on April 8, 2015, [12] with the new airline keeping the "American Airlines" name. [13] US Airways had it's last flight on October 16, 2015. [14]


  1. "Airline Certificate Information – Detail View". Federal Aviation Administration. May 12, 2015. Certificate Number AALA025A
  2. Reed, Ted (March 20, 2013). "US Airways Declares National Airport a Hub at Senate Hearing". Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  3. "US Airways to join oneworld on March 31, 2014". The Wall Street Journal. December 9, 2013.
  4. "US Airways - Phone/email". Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  5. "American Airlines and US Airways Announce Post-Merger Management Team". Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "January 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.4 Percent from January 2007, [[Bureau of Transportation Statistics]], March 16, 2008". Archived from the original on August 30, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2008. URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lean Production in the Air: Low-cost Competition Taking Off in the Global Airline Industry and Implications for Employment Relations, Nancy Johnson, Labor and Employment Relations Association Series, Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting
  8. "Southwest Airlines raises airfare prices". Associated Press. Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2007-07-10. pp. 1D–3D. A competing low-cost carrier, US Airways, also matched... |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Woellert, Lorraine (2005-01-05). "The Ups and Downs at US Airways". BusinessWeek.'
  10. US Airways System Fact Sheet.
  11. Isidore, Chris (14 February 2013). "US Airways-American Airlines to merge". CNNMoney.
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-11. Retrieved 2015-05-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. Williams, Corey (6 May 2015). "Stock Update (NASDAQ:AAL): American Airlines Group Inc Announces Air Operations Leadership Appointments". Smarter Analyst.
  14. "US Airways' final flight closes curtain on another major airline". USA TODAY.