US Airways' Envoy Class Earns Top Honors for

US Airways' premium transatlantic Envoy Class service has received the "1999 Presidents Award of Distinction" for Innovation in First and Business Class Service by the International Inflight Food Service Association. The President's Award was presented to US Airways in recognition for outstanding achievement in airline in-flight service. In the "Innovation in First and Business Class Service" category, airlines were judged on menu selection and presentation, serviceware and table linen, spirits and wine, and for special presentations such as dessert, amenities and cabin service. "We are honored to receive this distinguished award recognizing our milestone accomplishments in the design and delivery of our distinctive Envoy Class service," said US Airways President and Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Gangwal. "This award, coupled with recent recognition of US Airways as the top- rated airline in the United States by the Airline Quality Rating study, clearly acknowledges the superb efforts by our family of employees in providing our travelers with the highest levels of quality service." The International Inflight Food Service Association is a global professional association created to serve the needs and interests of airline personnel, inflight caterers and suppliers responsible for providing passenger food service on regularly scheduled flights. The International Inflight Food Service Association is dedicated to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar inflight food service industry. Envoy Class service, introduced by US Airways in December 1997, offers sleeper-type seats that recline 155 degrees with 55 inches of legroom between rows, meals served by flight attendants trained in the tradition of the Culinary Institute of America. Philadelphia's award-winning Le Bec-Fin restaurant assisted in the development of the "Signature Chef's Creation" entree, as well as with the hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Other Envoy Class features include: * First-class style dining with a choice of four distinctive entrees * An optional Express Meal Service, which is one of four entrees offered * "Snacking Station" for between-meal cravings * Vintage champagne and a variety of premium California and European wines * A special selection of spirits and liqueurs * Every seat either on the aisle, or by a window * Every seat equipped with an easy-to-adjust, rotating personal in-arm video screen featuring six video and 10 audio channels * Over 60 hours of major contemporary and classic movies, multi-lingual programming such as EuroNews offered exclusively to US Airways on transatlantic flights, situation comedies, documentaries, sports and music for a variety of programming choices * Each seat equipped with Airfone(R) Service from GTE with a fax/modem hookup Envoy Class passengers departing from Philadelphia International Airport, US Airways' primary international gateway, can relax in the Envoy Lounge. Its features include a multi- lingual staff, expedited check-in, complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, domestic and international magazines and newspapers, complimentary use of fax and photocopy machines, private telephone booths, a separate smoking area, cable television and a separate Weather Channel monitor. US Airways, US Airways Express, US Airways Shuttle, and low- fare MetroJet fly to 203 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' international flight schedules and fares, contact your professional travel consultant or US Airways at 1-800-622-1015, or visit US Airways' Web site at ots Original Text Service: US Airways Internet: Contact: David Castelveter of US Airways (USA) 703-872-5100 Web site:

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