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USAIR TO BEGIN NON-STOP SERVICE FROM COLUMBUS TO CHICAGO; OFFERS FOUR DAILY FLIGHTS TO MIDWAY AIRPORT

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- USAir today announced it will offer four daily non-stop, round-trip flights from Columbus to Chicago's Midway Airport, effective Oct. 1, 1993. With this new service, the most a traveler will pay is $59 for a one-way unrestricted fare. Other low fares include a $24.50 one-way fare on Saturday and Sunday only and a $78 round-trip fare any day of the week, with a Saturday night stayover.
 "The Columbus community has responded well to USAir's full-service approach to air travel," said Rita Cuddihy, vice president of marketing and distribution planning for USAir. "Discerning travelers are often our best customers, because they know the value of both price and service when it comes to a pleasurable travel experience."
 With this new service, USAir's total daily departures from Columbus will include 31 jet flights and 10 flights on USAir Express regional aircraft.
 Earlier this month, USAir added service to Las Vegas from Columbus, and in June it added service to Orlando, Fla. Currently, USAir is the number one carrier in Columbus in terms of number of passengers it serves.
 The new flight schedule is:
 Columbus-Midway Midway-Columbus
 8:55 a.m.-8:58 a.m. 7 a.m.-8:54 a.m.
 2:05 p.m.-2:08 p.m. 9:35 a.m.-11:28 a.m.
 4:15 p.m.-4:18 p.m. 3:10 p.m.-5:03 p.m.
 6:20 p.m.-6:23 p.m. 5 p.m.-6:53 p.m.
 USAir is one of the nation's largest full-service air carriers, with nearly 5,000 daily departures from more than 200 airports. Standard amenities include meal and beverage service, 24-hour toll-free reservations and through all major airline and travel agent systems, interline baggage transfers to other carriers, pre-assigned seating and one of the world's most generous Frequent Traveler Programs. For reservations, call 800-428-4322.
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 /CONTACT: USAir Corporate Communications, 703-418-5100/
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