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USAIR ADJUSTS SCHEDULES AT BWI HUB AIRPORT

 USAIR ADJUSTS SCHEDULES AT BWI HUB AIRPORT
 ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To improve the


effectiveness of its Baltimore/Washington International Airport hub, on May 2 USAir will eliminate service in some markets and add service in other high demand markets. USAir will reduce overall jet departures from 111 to 87 and increase USAir Express departures from 87 to approximately 104.
 "Over the past year we have made substantial schedule changes which have successfully increased the number of USAir passengers per departure despite a lower level of flights," said Seth E. Schofield, USAir president and CEO. "Our May 2 schedule adjustments are intended to further match capacity with demand and move the BWI hub operation toward profitability."
 Schofield pointed out that BWI remains one of USAir's key connecting hubs and a very valuable asset. "We appreciate the cooperation and strong support we have received from the state of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Aviation while we position USAir to meet the challenges of a weak national economy that has had a devastating impact on the U.S. airline industry."
 "With this schedule, we will replace jets with smaller USAir Express aircraft in markets that cannot support the larger aircraft," Schofield said. "At the same time, we will continue to add jet service from BWI in strong demand markets."
 Some jet flights being eliminated in May are typical seasonal reductions, particularly flights to Florida markets. Many of those flights will be reinstated next fall for the winter season.
 USAir will retain significant connecting opportunities from 55 cities to support the new Baltimore-London route which USAir expects to begin operating this spring pending government approval of its purchase agreement with TWA.
 USAir and USAir Express schedules for May are not yet finalized, so a complete listing of cities added, and/or deleted, is not available.
 With the overall reduction in flights at BWI, USAir will eliminate 31 maintenance jobs and the equivalent of 120 full-time customer service positions. All affected employees will be offered the opportunity, based on seniority, to transfer to another USAir work location. No furloughs are anticipated if employees are willing to transfer. Since the changes will not affect USAir's overall level of system flying, flight crew personnel will not be affected by this announcement.
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