US Airways Expands In-Flight Entertainment Options, by
Adding EuroNews and Exclusive - The History Channel Series ARLINGTON, Va. (ots-PRNewswire) - US Airways has enhanced its menu of in-flight entertainment by adding EuroNews to its programming schedule, and beginning in May, US Airways will begin airing The History Channel's -- "The Century: America's Time." EuroNews -- Europe's leading news and information channel -- now is being shown on all of US Airways' transatlantic flights, both to and from Europe. EuroNews is available to US Airways' travelers in five languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. US Airways currently is the only airline offering EuroNews programming on its transatlantic flights. In May, US Airways will bring passengers a little closer to yesterday when it airs The History Channel's 15-part series looking back at the accomplishments and events in the United States during the last 100 years. The series premiered in April on The History Channel. The series is hosted by Peter Jennings and examines everything from daily life in 1900 to today's world culture, and will be shown exclusively on US Airways' longer domestic flights. US Airways will be the only airline offering this exciting series as part of its in-flight entertainment package. "By adding these two highly distinguished programs to our in- flight entertainment line-up, we bring greater educational scope to our programming," said Rita M. Cuddihy, US Airways' vice president of customer products and services. "We are confident that these programs will heighten the level of enjoyment experienced by our customers." Other entertainment programs featured on US Airways' flights include: - Two hours of A&E, featuring biographies that profile the lives of famed people such as magician David Copperfield and informative programs such as Romantic Palaces of Venice. - The History Channel, featuring original documentaries, epic mini series, and in-depth stories such as the history of the roller coaster and the history of the White House. - The Hallmark Entertainment Network, renowned for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, features shows such as The Love Letter and Old Man as a feature film from Europe. - PBS informs and entertains travelers with high-quality, non-commercial, special programming such as The Statue of Liberty and a Carpenters performance. - ESPN Classics provides a nostalgic look at sports, offering 15 minute and 30 minute features that highlight the lives of legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Namath. - The Comedy Tape features a potpourri of situation comedies, including The Drew Carey Show, Friends and classic programs such as M*A*S*H and Night Court. Byron Allen, most remembered for Real People, provides short interviews with stars like Nicholas Cage, Jeff Goldblum, Rosie O'Donnell and many others. - The Sports Tape features documentary-type programs of sports figures such as tennis star Carlos Moya, and extreme sports highlights in the High Five Series. Golfing World provides a look at golf resorts and tips to improve skills. Other programming includes first-run movies such as Patch Adams with Robin Williams; Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins; You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan; Stepmom with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts; Enemy Of The State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman; Message In A Bottle starring Kevin Costner and Robin Wright Penn; A Civil Action with John Travolta and Robert Duvall; and Star Trek: Insurrection with Patrick Stewart and Levar Burton. US Airways, US Airways Express, US Airways Shuttle and MetroJet serve 202 destinations worldwide, including 38 states in the U.S., Bermuda, Cancun, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Croix, and the Canadian destinations of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, and London, Ontario. US Airways' transatlantic destinations include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome. For additional information on US Airways' flight schedules and fares, contact your professional travel consultant or US Airways at 800-428-4322, or visit US Airways' Web site at www.usairways.com. ots Original Text Service: US Airways Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: David Castelveter of US Airways, (in the USA) 703-872-5100 Web site: http://www.usairways.com
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