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US Airways Again Starts Melbourne Flights
February 11, 2010 would go down in the history books as one of the most
memorable day. US Airways bound flight 2246 made a maiden journey from
Melbourne, US to
San Francisco International Airport. This would bring joy to millions of
passengers going forward who would get connected with their friends, family or
business alliances in respective destinations.
Passengers will get to benefit in a greater way from opening up of this direct
route between Melbourne and San Francisco. To start with US airways would be
offering three daily flights to Melbourne. Passengers need not board from or
board out of Orlando.
The move is expected to provide greater traction to the airliner and an
increased opportunity to carry one and all. Whatever might have been the case,
it is the passengers who would tend to benefit from US Airways move.
Both US Airways and Delta Airlines
connect to their respective hubs. Delta connects to
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in
Atlanta while US Airways goes to Douglas
International Airport in Charlotte. Transit passengers can get to benefit from
the larger networks of both the airline majors while on the move.
Earlier, Delta Airlines operated flights from Melbourne International
airport. It is supposedly all set to bring new life to the airport.
airport is one of the US’ busiest International airports with a passenger
load of about 33 million. Melbourne International airport stands at about 4
million in comparison.
US Airways operated from the Melbourne International airport from 1989-1997.
This is the second time, US airways is entering the global arena in a big way.
As per Richard Ennis, Melbourne International’s executive director, the airport
authorities have been trying to get US airways back in the recent years. Their
efforts paved of as they mutually signed the service agreement last year.