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US Airways Suspends Some Flights

April 8, 2003

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ US Airways is suspending its once-a-day service from Pittsburgh to London and Frankfurt for the month of May.

The airline has two aircraft committed to use by the Civil Reserve Air Fleet during the war with Iraq. The war’s continuation means the aircraft will remain unavailable, airline vice president Ben Baldanza said Tuesday.

As part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, US Airways provides the military with widebody Boeing 767 aircraft that are transformed into ``air ambulances″ used to evacuate casualties to hospitals in the United States, according to the Air Force.

US Airways expects to resume the Pittsburgh flights on June 1. The airline’s service to London and Frankfurt through its Philadelphia and Charlotte hubs is unaffected.

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