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USAIR ANNOUNCES NEW USAIR FLORIDA SHUTTLE INCLUDING HOURLY FLIGHTS BETWEEN TAMPA AND MIAMI

 TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1 ~PRNewswire~ -- USAir today announced that all USAir and USAir Express flights within the state of Florida will be operated under the new USAir Florida Shuttle brand name beginning Feb. 1. A key feature of the USAir Florida Shuttle will be the new hourly flights between Tampa and Miami and Miami and Orlando.
 USAir Florida Shuttle flights in Tampa will total 67 daily departures on Feb. 1, up sharply (26 percent) from today's total of 53 intra-Florida flights. In addition, USAir will operate 43 daily flights from Tampa to other cities throughout the United States, and, beginning Feb. 1, from Tampa to Nassau.
 "The USAir Florida Shuttle marks an important enhancement of our marketing presence in Florida and illustrates our continuing commitment to build on our strengths and provide new opportunities for our Florida Frequent Traveler Program members," said USAir Chairman and President Seth E. Schofield.
 "As the number one airline in the state of Florida, and in Tampa, we have the ability to offer same day, out and back service in most USAir intra-Florida markets," Schofield emphasized. "In fact, we offer the most departures to the most Florida cities."
 Schofield added that USAir contributes $875 million annually to the Tampa economy and $3.2 billion to the overall economy of Florida through direct and indirect expenditures and visitor spending.
 Because of the increased level of flying for the USAir Florida Shuttle, USAir Express carrier Henson Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of USAir, will open a crew base in Tampa on Feb. 1. Nearly 50 employees will be transferred from other locations to Tampa.
 USAir will offer special benefits, bonus miles and upgrades to its Florida Frequent Travelers through the new USAir Florida Shuttle Club. Any member of USAir's Frequent Traveler Program living in the state of Florida who flies at least five intra-Florida trips during 1993 will qualify for membership in the new USAir Florida Shuttle Club. Between now and Jan. 31, 1993, USAir is offering a special introductory enrollment promotion. Floridian Frequent Traveler Program members who fly just two intra-Florida trips will be automatically enrolled in the USAir Florida Shuttle Club. Further details on this new frequent flier program will be announced in January.
 The new hourly flights between Tampa and Miami will depart every hour on the half hour in each direction from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
 Between Miami and Orlando, the new hourly service will depart every hour on the hour in each direction from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
 The hourly service in these markets will be operated with a mixture of jet aircraft and 37-passenger DeHavilland Dash 8s.
 Passenger amenities for the hourly service will include special check-in counters and gate areas designated for USAir Florida Shuttle passengers in Tampa, Miami and Orlando; credit card ticketing for full fare passengers at the gates and complimentary newspapers for peak morning departures.
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