Current CEO: Doug Parker
Based in Tempe, Ariz., US Airways is a leading airline. It also operates US Airways Shuttle, an hourly service between Washington, D.C., New York and Boston. Regional service is provided by US Airways Express. The carrier operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix. It maintains focus-city operations in Washington, D.C., at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways has over 30,000 professional employees. It operates over 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The climate for working at US Airways has received several distinctions in recent years. In 2010 and 2011, Latina Style magazine recognized the company as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas, the only airline on the list. For the sixth year in a row, US Airways has achieved 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which measures companies’ policies and attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
Community service is also important in the US Airways culture. Many employees volunteer through Do Crew, the airline’s community service program. The company website offers a complete listing of US Airways careers.
US Airways benefits include the following:
- Medical insurance
- Prescription drug plan
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
- 401(k) with company contribution
- Paid vacation
- Life insurance
- Domestic partner program
- Tuition assistance
- Employee assistance program
US Airways began in 1939 as an airmail service called All American Aviation. In 1949, the company changed its name to All American Airways as it switched to passenger travel. It became Allegheny Airlines in 1953. Nearly two decades later, it became the world''s sixth largest carrier, measured by number of passengers boarded.
Allegheny Airlines became USAir in 1979 as it broadened its network of routes into the Southeast. In the 1980s, USAir expanded to offer flights to the West Coast. In the early 1990s, it began offering flights to Europe. USAir updated its fleet with new, more efficient airplanes and changed its name to US Airways in 1996. Since the airline was the largest carrier at Reagan airport in Washington, D.C., it experienced substantial disruptions on Sept. 11, 2001. The company filed Chapter 11 in 2002 but exited bankruptcy the following year.
The airline became a member of the Star Alliance in 2004 and merged with America West in 2005. In 2010, the company was ranked first among hub-and-spoke carriers by the Wichita State/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR).