US Airways has expanded its network across the pond services with the launch of new flights from Birmingham Airport to Philadelphia hub. The new connection began operation yesterday (May 12th) and will be available five times a week, with departures from Birmingham Airport every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Passengers travelling to Philadelphia on the new route will be transported in 12 business class seats and 164 seats in the main cabin. Later in the summer US Airways will encompass two further new destinations along with Birmingham: Oslo and Tel Aviv. "We're thrilled to expand our presence in the United Kingdom with new Birmingham flying", Suzanne Boda of US Airways said. "Our customers will have spectacular transatlantic access via our international gateway at Philadelphia from London's Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, Manchester and Glasgow, in addition to Birmingham", she added. US Airways' network of flights from London includes flights to Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago.