US Airways to launch St. Lucia flights from Philly

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- New airlift from US Airways into St. Lucia is a welcome Christmas gift for the winter season, according to tourism officials.

The airline will launch weekly nonstop service between Philadelphia and St. Lucia's Hewanorra Airport on Dec. 15. The flight, departing on Saturdays, will be offered year-round.

A US Airways spokesman said a Sunday flight could be added in February, depending on demand.

The flight departs Philadelphia at 9:45 a.m., arriving in St. Lucia at 3:45 p.m. The return flight departs at 4:20 p.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 8:24 p.m.

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