Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is pleased to announce that US Airways will begin nonstop Baton Rouge (BTR) – Charlotte (CLT), N.C. flights on June 24, 2010. The flights will offer BTR passengers a new gateway to 128 domestic and international destinations in the U.S., eastern Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This will mark the return of the carrier to BTR after a seven-year absence. Customers can begin booking flights March 27.
US Airways will offer three daily nonstop roundtrips in the BTR – CLT market, with the carrier operating well-timed flights in both directions throughout the day using 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 aircraft operated by US Airways’ wholly-owned Express subsidiary PSA Airlines. The flight schedule will be as follows:
Baton Rouge – Charlotte Charlotte – Baton Rouge
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
2573 7:20 AM 10:22 AM 2556 9:20 AM 10:22 AM
2555 10:50 AM 1:52 PM 2564 4:35 PM 5:47 PM
2565 6:15 PM 9:17 PM 2566 10:25 PM 11:31 PM
"We greatly appreciate this decision by US Airways to return to BTR by offering nonstop service to the carrier’s largest hub in Charlotte,” stated BTR’s Director of Aviation Anthony J. Marino. "We have worked diligently for several years to secure service to US Airways’ large but easy-to-use hub in Charlotte that offers over 600 daily departures and numerous connections to important Baton Rouge markets like Boston, New York, Washington and Orlando. We look forward to a successful partnership between BTR and US Airways for many years to come.”
Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin "Kip” Holden said, "This is a tremendous boost for Baton Rouge. We are looking forward to the new partnership with a great airline. This helps us from an economic development standpoint, and it also benefits families seeing more choices in air travel.”
US Airways is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. It is one of the 10 largest airlines in the world, carrying approximately 80 million passengers annually on over 3,000 daily flights, and serving more than 190 U.S. and foreign destinations. US Airways is also a member of the worldwide Star Alliance that consists of 26 airlines (including Continental and United in the U.S.) that serves over 1,000 destinations in 175 countries around the world.