US Airways - January 2014 - (Page 42)

Modern Family US Airways is welcoming dozens of brand-new planes to its fleet. By Tara Titcombe T his year, US Airways will take delivery of 20 new Airbus A321s and A330s. And last year, the airline welcomed 21 new Airbus planes to its family. That's a lot of new jets. new, more fuel-efficient and reliable aircraft," says Heather Garboden, managing director of financial analysis for US Airways. Age isn't the only factor when acquiring new planes. "When placing an aircraft order, we look at what type and size of aircraft we want," Garboden explains. "We work with multiple groups within the airline including maintenance, treasury, scheduling, and strategic planning. We get feedback from each group and finalize what type of aircraft we need." It's those groups that made the decision to With all these newcomers, US Airways boasts one place the current order for a large number of Airof the youngest fleets in the industry. The average bus aircraft six years ago. "We started to take new age of a US Airways plane? Just under 12 years old. deliveries as fuel prices spiked and just before the "As aircraft age, we look to replace them with economic downturn," explains David Seymour, Here's the breakdown of just how many mainsenior vice presiline aircraft take to the skies for US Airways. dent of operations. Boeing 737-400: 14 Airbus A319: 93 "We chose Airbus Boeing 757-200: 24 Airbus A320: 68 A321s. At the time Boeing 767-200ER: 10 Airbus A321: 92 they weren't popuAirbus A330-200: 12 Embraer 190: 20 lar with operators. Airbus A330-300: 9 But now Airbus FLEET FACTS 42 JANUARY 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2014

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Winter Festivals
Wine & Dine: Pastries
Style Spotlight: Carry-On Essentials
Diversions: ArtistWorks
Great Escapes: Hotel Zetta
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Resorts
US Airways: The Airline's Fleet
Winter Warriors: Olympic Athletes
Celebrate Oakland, CA
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Cactus League
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2014