US Airways, Inc., an operating unit of US Airways Group, is the fifth largest airline in the United States.
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A member of the Star Alliance, the airline has a fleet of 353 mainline jet aircraft and 319 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft connecting 200 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe and the Middle East.
As of December 2008, US Airways, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, employs 33,765 people worldwide and operates 3,130 daily flights (1,312 US Airways Mainline, 1,818 US Airways Express as of December 2008).
The airline was acquired by America West Airlines and its partners in 2005, with the new airline retaining the US Airways name.
US Airways operates hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix. US Airways also maintains focus city operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (ending February 10).
The airline operates the US Airways Shuttle, a US Airways brand which provides hourly service between Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. Regional airline service is branded as US Airways Express, operated by contract and subsidiary airline companies.
On November 23, 2009, US Airways announced the deferment of 54 Airbus SAS aircraft (A320, A330, A350), allowing them to delay $2.5 billion in capital.