US Airways Group

One of the nation's largest airlines.

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111 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
Employees: 32,213
CEO: Doug Parker
Stock Symbol: LCC


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US Airways and US Airways Express operates 3,028 flights per day and serves 198 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The airline's main hubs are in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Washington D.C. is a focus city for US Airways at Reagan National Airport.

The company has 346 aircraft in the US Airways mainline division made up of Airbus, Embraer and Boeing planes. The Express division has 285 smaller aircraft.

The company employee breakdown at US Airways is: 4,287 pilots; 6,721 flight attendants; 3,514 maintenance personnel; 5,726 fleet service; 5,049 airport ticket/gate; 1,499 reservations; 5,417 other.

The airline charges $25 for the first bag checked in the airline and $35 for the second bag on domestic flights.

Wi-Fi is available on 80% of the company's Airbus and Embraer aircraft.

The company reported record revenues of $13.8 billion in 2012, a 5.9% increase, and net profit of $537 million, the highest profit in the company's history. It served 82.5 million passengers total in 2012, a 2.5% increase, and had a load factor of 82.9 percent.

US Airways Group announced in February plans to merge with AMR, parent of American Airlines, to create the world's largest airline company.

Thomas Horton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines, will serve as Chairman of the combined airline's Board of Directors through its first annual meeting of shareholders, and will also serve as the combined airline's representative to the oneworld Alliance, of which he is currently chairman, and International Air Transport Association for the same duration. Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of US Airways, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Parker will assume the additional position of Chairman of the Board following the conclusion of Mr. Horton's service.

The combined airline will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries. The combined airline is expected to maintain all hubs currently served by American Airlines and US Airways, resulting in more travel options for customers. Both airlines expect that the regional carriers they own – AMR Corporation's American Eagle and US Airways' Piedmont and PSA – will continue to operate as distinct entities, providing seamless service to the combined airline. The company will be headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth and will maintain a significant corporate and operational presence in Phoenix.


1939  All American Aviation brings the first airmail service to many small western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley communities with introduction of a unique "flying post office" service.
1948  Piedmont Airlines begins operations.

1949  All American Aviation becomes All American Airways and makes the transition from airmail to passenger service with introduction of the DC-3 and an expansion of its service. Pacific Southwest Airlines begins operations with service in California.

1953  All American's route system grows and the name is changed to Allegheny Airlines, recognizing the mountains and river of the same name that lie in the heart of the airline's network.

1967  The first Allegheny Commuter service begins, between Hagerstown, Md. and Baltimore/Washington International Airport by Henson Aviation, forerunner of today's Piedmont Airlines. It was the beginning of today's network of 10 regional airlines that provide US Airways Express service to 172 cities throughout the nation.

1979  Allegheny changes its name to USAir to reflect its expanding network, including post-deregulation entry into Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Florida and later, California.

1989  Piedmont is integrated into USAir. 

1997  The name US Airways is put into use officially, Feb. 27.

2002  US Airways files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following significant losses that hit hard especially after 2001 terrorist attacks.

2003  US Airways emerges from bankruptcy protection.

2005 In September, the merger between US Airways and America West Airlines was completed.  The deal created the nation's fifth largest domestic airline as measured by domestic revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and available seat miles (ASMs) and the first truly national low-fare, low-cost carrier.


US Airways offers cost-effective medical options flexible enough to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. The national BlueCross BlueShield Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan includes three coverage options from which employees can choose. Each plan differs by the deductible, coinsurance amounts and by the monthly premium for coverage.
US Airways offers a managed dental plan administered by MetLife. The dental plan provides coverage for preventive care, restorative services (such as fillings or crowns), oral surgery, orthodontics and dentures.
Mental Health (EAS and Mental Health Benefits)
Magellan administers the Employee Assistance Services (EAS) Program, an assessment and referral service benefit provided by US Airways at no cost to employees. Whether enrolled in the medical plan or not, all employees and eligible dependents can take advantage of counseling and referral benefits through EAS. The EAS program is a confidential resource employees can use to talk with licensed counselors about a variety of personal issues. Counselors can also provide referrals to additional mental health resources if needed. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and each member gets 1 ­ 4 visits per issue with a consultant.
Prescription Drugs
Prescription drug benefits administered by Advance PCS, a Caremark company, are included as part of the medical coverage at no additional charge. Mail order prescriptions for up to a ninety-day supply are also available for additional savings and convenience.
Pension and Retirement Plans
US Airways provides pension benefits, a 401(k) plan and a money purchase plan. Non-union employees and certain other employee groups also qualify for a company match to their 401(k). 
Travel Privileges
US Airways offers some of the most liberal travel privileges in the airline industry. In addition to the employee, the employee's spouse, eligible children and parents fly free. US Airways also offers a travel program to include domestic partners and registered guests. In order to add a domestic partner or registered guest, the employee must be active, single and/or divorced and not legally married to anyone. Travel by a domestic partner or registered guest is taxable to the employee. All travel is on a space available basis. Employees are also eligible for an ED20 (Employee Discount 20%) program, which allows the employee to purchase a revenue ticket at a 20 percent discount. This discount applies to most fares. However, the program only applies to the employee and their eligible family members listed on the employee's travel privilege. Employees may also purchase up to eight companion passes per year allowing friends and other family members space available travel on US Airways flights at a greatly reduced price. Finally, US Airways has negotiated ZED (Zonal Employee Discount) agreements with other carriers allowing employees to purchase reduced rate tickets at a US Airways ticket counter for travel on other carriers. This program applies to the employee and their eligible family members with exception in most cases to domestic partners and registered guests.
Long-Term Disability
Voluntary, long-term disability coverage provides tax-free replacement income if employees are unable to work because of an injury, illness, pregnancy, or disability. Available to full-time employees only, employees can insure up to 60% of their income. Pilots and flight attendants have a separate plan.  
Flexible Spending Accounts
US Airways offers two types of flexible spending accounts. By contributing to a health care or dependent day care account, employees can set aside a portion of their income on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses or expenses associated with dependent day care.  
Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D
US Airways automatically provides all employees with company-paid basic life insurance coverage. Employees can supplement this basic amount by purchasing additional coverage. Voluntary Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) and Family Life Insurance coverage for eligible spouse/dependents is also available to employees at group rates.
Paid Time Off
US Airways provide company-paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick time.
Other Benefits
Employees at US Airways also can take advantage of group plan discounts on auto and homeowner's insurance as well as competitive educational loan rates for themselves and family members.

Updated February 24, 2013