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US Airways proposes Oklahoma City to D.C. match up

The airline Thursday filed paperwork with the Department of Transportation to start daily round trip flights between Will Rogers World Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
by Jennifer Palmer Modified: December 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm •  Published: December 7, 2012
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In its proposal, US Airways argues that Oklahoma City is the largest metro area without service to Washington Reagan and it was endorsed by Southwest during the previous route proceeding.

The airline wants to serve the D.C. flight on a mainline E-190 jet that seats 99, departing the nation's capital at 1:50 p.m. and arriving in Oklahoma City at 4:10 p.m. Eastbound flights would depart Oklahoma City at 4:40 p.m. and arrive in D.C. at 8:30 p.m.

Proposed flights to Charlotte, N.C., would depart at 7:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. All flights would have two classes of service.

US Airways estimates it would serve more than 56,000 passengers annually with the D.C. service and 84,000 travelers with the Charlotte flights.

DOT officials will look at the need for the service in the government, private sector and community.

Carney said travelers can submit comments about the proposal to the airport or online at www.regulations.gov.

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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