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US Airways adds second flight between ILM and DC

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- US Airways has announced it is adding service between Wilmington and the nation's capital.

The airline announced today it will run a second daily, non-stop flight between Wilmington International Airport and Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, starting April 1.

The new seasonal daily service will be operated by US Airways Express carrier Air Wisconsin Airlines on a 50-seat CRJ aircraft. While US Airways describes the new service as seasonal, ILM Operations Director Gary Broughton says the airline has not given the airport an end date. Broughton says the original ILM-DCA route was also described as seasonal, but has run uninterrupted since it began more than a year ago.

Specific flight details are as follows:

To Reagan National (DCA)
Flight Departure Arrival
3890* 2:38 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
*Flight operates daily except for Sunday.

From Reagan National (DCA)
Flight Departure Arrival
3867* 12:20 p.m. 1:42 p.m.

The above service is in addition to the current daily non-stop DCA flight that departs ILM at 7:45 p.m. and arrives DCA at 9:07 p.m.

"We are very pleased to receive this great news from US Airways," Dr. Chuck Kays, Chairman of the New Hanover County Airport Authority, said in a news release. "US Airways has a long history of being ILM's primary air carrier partner that has been a leader in providing non stop service to several of our top 10 destinations. Many of our corporate partners have been requesting this daily non stop service to DCA and we believe this new service will be a very successful business and leisure destination for our customers and conversely for the business and leisure travelers visiting our beautiful community."

Currently, US Airways operates daily service between Reagan National and Wilmington. The airline also offers its customers in Wilmington nine daily nonstop flights to its hub in Charlotte and three daily nonstop flights to its hub in Philadelphia.

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