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December 12 2012
BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS WELCOMES US AIRWAYS AS OFFICIAL AIRLINE
Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce US Airways’ sponsorship as the Official Airline of the Blumenthal. US Airways is committed to investing in community organizations that enhance the quality of life in its hub community of Charlotte, as well as its hub cities in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ariz. and Washington, D.C. Blumenthal greatly appreciates US Airways’ generous support of the arts.
“US Airways has been a great friend to us and has supported us for many years,” said Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard. “US Airways support helps Blumenthal continue to provide arts enrichment programs that serve thousands of students and families in the Charlotte region.”
“We understand the Arts are not only an economic driver but provide educational and entertainment opportunities for our communities,” said US Airways Vice President, Charlotte Hub, Terri Pope. “We are proud to partner with Blumenthal Performing Arts as the Official Airline to enrich and expand the cultural lives of children and adults in the Charlotte area.” Charlotte is home to US Airways’ largest hub with 7,000 employees and more than 600 daily flights.
As the Official Airline of Blumenthal Performing Arts, US Airways will provide air travel for the Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards (The Blumey Awards), the Broadway Junior Theater Celebration and the Broadway Experience program.
Each of these programs serves students in the greater Charlotte area and enriches musical theater programs and arts education for students. Additionally, US Airways will provide air travel for artists performing at Blumenthal and for staff business travel.
The Blumey Awards recognize, reward and encourage talent and achievement in musical theater among high school students in the greater Charlotte area. Professionals from New York are flown in to assist with the ceremony.
The Broadway Junior Theater Celebration offers an enthusiastic, educational environment for elementary and middle school students and teachers to interact with hundreds of others who share their passion for musical theatre. The team at iTheatrics, a premiere creative consultant in educational musical theatre based in New York City that created and directs the program, is flown in for the two-day celebration.
The Broadway Experience program provides a trip to New York City for deserving local high school students. Twelve high school students and three faculty members are flown to New York for an once-in-a-lifetime theater weekend.
The Blumenthal is proud to partner with US Airways in serving the Charlotte community.
ABOUT US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates nearly 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways.