US Airways Selects AT&T for Voice and Data Services
AT&T Connects More Than 270 Airline Locations Worldwide
Tempe, Arizona, February 28, 2006
AT&T Inc. announced today that it has signed a three-year, $44 million contract with US Airways to provide voice and data services, connecting the company's 276 locations worldwide.
US Airways is the fifth-largest domestic airline operating approximately 3,700 flights a day and serving more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Under terms of the contract, AT&T will serve as US Airways' primary voice and data service provider, supporting toll-free and call-routing services at the airline's call center. The AT&T solution will merge US Airway's current network services, enabling the airline to simplify its telecommunications inventory, billing and overall network architecture. As a result, US Airways expects to incur significant cost savings over the next year. In addition, AT&T will provide Internet services to facilitate the airline's Web site and reservation booking agent.
"AT&T offered the optimum solution to consolidate our telecommunications services. They have unsurpassed breadth and depth of services which will enable us to increase efficiencies and decrease overall network costs," said Joe Beery, US Airways' senior vice president and chief information officer. "More importantly, maintaining an efficient and advanced network is crucial to our business, as we continue to strive to deliver outstanding customer experience."
About US Airways
Airways and America West have joined together to create the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express operate approximately 3,700 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be accessed at www.usairways.com or www.americawest.com.
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AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.
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