US Airways confident of deliveries of unfinanced A330s

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US Airways has two months to secure financing for the first of five Airbus A330s scheduled for delivery this year.

The first aircraft is scheduled to arrive in May, followed by a second in June.

Echoing comments he made last week US Airways CFO Derek Kerr said today at the carrier's media day in Phoenix that in "cases like these Airbus has been enormously creative".

Kerr says the carrier needs those aircraft for markets such as its new Philadelphia-Tel Aviv flights that start in July and longer-haul markets in Europe.

Noting the aircraft are "ready to come" Kerr says US Airways is confident of the aircraft being delivered with financing this year.

In addition to the A330s, US Airways is taking delivery of 20 Airbus A320/A321 aircraft for the replacement of older Boeing 737s/757s.