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Posted: 5/5/2003 10:42:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2003 -- US Airways today introduced "Salute Savings," a discount program for U.S. military, with special fares as low as [B]$79 each way[/B], based on roundtrip purchase.

US Airways "Salute Savings" rates are available to active and reserve military and their immediate families through government-contracted commercial travel offices throughout the U.S. The fares are valid for tickets purchased through Dec. 31, 2003, for travel completed by Feb. 12, 2004.

"The service that the men and women of the U.S. military provide at home and abroad is invaluable," said US Airways President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Siegel. "This program is designed to make special fares and travel bargains available for their widespread use."

Under the "Salute Savings" program, fares must be purchased roundtrip and are available for travel originating in the U.S. to destinations across the US Airways system, [B]including Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.[/B] For information on these fares, military personnel or their military I.D.-carrying family members should contact their commercial travel office.

Tickets are nonrefundable and must be purchased at least three days in advance of departure. One Saturday night stay is required, and a maximum 30-day stay is allowed. Seats are limited, and other restrictions apply. Fares are available to the immediate families of members of the Armed Forces when the member is part of the traveling party. An immediate family member is defined as a parent/guardian, spouse/partner, or child.

US Airways is the nation's seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Most of its route network is concentrated in the eastern U.S., where it is the largest air carrier east of the Mississippi. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle, and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.
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