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Get a Jump on Summer Fun

5/8/2012  |  Melbourne, FL

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Get a jump on summer fun

US Airways announces round-trip fare promotion from MLB starting at $246*

MELBOURNE, Fla. (May 8, 2012) —  Melbourne International Airport in partnership with US Airways is helping make summer travel fun and affordable for Space Coast residents, friends and their loved ones with a new fare promotion announced today.

With round-trip fares starting as low as $246*, a late-spring, early-summer getaway is as affordable as ever to great destinations such as New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.

“We are always looking for opportunities to make traveling more enjoyable and affordable at Melbourne International Airport,” said Richard A. Ennis, airport executive director. “We have been working diligently with US Airways to help bring about these great fares.”

The Melbourne Airport Authority approved a marketing campaign with US Airways at its April board meeting. The joint-marketing plan includes booking banners, special landing pages and display advertising on US Airways’ website.

The fare promotion applies to flights into MLB, as well, making visits to the Space Coast’s 72-miles of unspoiled beaches a breeze for friends and family.

“These fares are definitely available for travel to the Space Coast and its beautiful beaches, world-class golf, amazing eco-tours and, of course, the theme parks,” Ennis said.

For more information go to www.usairways.com/en-US/specials/promotions/melbourne.html.

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In conjunction with the fare promotion, US Airways Vacations is making packages available with a number of hotel properties from Cocoa Beach to Vero Beach. For more information, go to www.usairwaysvacations.com/destinations/florida/melbourne.html.

About Melbourne International Airport

Melbourne International Airport serves east Central Florida, including Brevard and Indian River counties, and is responsible for generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity. It is among the nation’s fastest-growing aviation manufacturing and maintenance hubs, and is the closest international airport to Port Canaveral, one of the world’s busiest cruise ports. Led by Executive Director Richard A. Ennis and Melbourne Airport Authority Board Chairman Harry Goode, the airport operates three runways, a 200,000-square-foot terminal and offers multiple FBOs. Melbourne International Airport is home to more than 75 tenant businesses including Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Rockwell Collins, LiveTV, Embraer and Harris Corp. The airport currently serves Delta Air Lines and its affiliates, US Airways and Baer Air. For more information, visit www.mlbair.com.

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*Terms & conditions

*Taxes/fees: Prices are per person and include a federal excise tax of 7.5% plus $3.80 per flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one take-off and landing), the September 11th security fee of $2.50 per enplanement, passenger facility charges up to $18 per roundtrip itinerary, U.S. international travel facilities tax up to $8.40 per segment on flights beginning or ending in Hawaii, international air transportation taxes up to $18 per person ($20.50 each way for travel to/from Mexico), foreign departure taxes, customs and immigration fees, health inspection and tourism fees ($38 - $47 per person for travel to/from Mexico), passenger duty tax or passenger services fees from $78 - $117 per person and a federal excise tax of $16.30 per international segment. Checked bag fees may apply. Tickets purchased through Reservations incur a fee of $25 for domestic travel or $35 for international travel. Tickets purchased at US Airways ticket offices incur fees of $35 for domestic travel or $45 for international travel. Fares purchased through travel agents may incur additional fees. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fares are subject to availability and may change at any time.

Part or all of the service may be provided by US Airways Express (operated by Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua, Colgan, Mesa, Piedmont, PSA, Republic, SkyWest and Trans States) or United®.




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