US Airways traces its history to All American Aviation, which was based in Pittsburgh and serviced the Ohio River valley in 1939. In 1949 the company was renamed All American Airways as it switched from airmail to passenger service; it became Allegheny Airlines in 1953, and subsequently changed its name to US Airways in 1979. It is a member of the Star Alliance.
MD in Beijing move
US aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas will shift management of its Asia-Pacific arm from Long Beach, California, to Beijing to take advantage of China's rapidly expanding aviation market, according to a company executive.
As part of this reorganisation, McDonnell Douglas Pacific & Asia is expanding the size of its Beijing office and redeploying resources from Hong Kong to China.
Bob Hood, president of Douglas Aircraft Co, said: ''Building a strong, active organisation to maintain and expand our presence in China is essential to our continued success as customer and co-production requirements evolve.
''McDonnell Douglas' relationship with China goes back to 1975 and we want to maintain our strong commitment to marketing in China.''