US Airways has reached a deal with Airbus to convert some of the narrowbodies it has on order with the manufacturer to larger members of the A320 family.

The amended deal allows US Airways to convert thirteen Airbus A319s to A320s, a single A319 to an A321 and eleven A320s to A321s. Deliveries are scheduled for 2009 and 2010.

Flight’s ACAS database shows US Airways has 19 A319s, 42 A320-200s and 25 A321-200s on order.

US Airways is also looking for long-haul aircraft for its Philadelphia-Beijing flight that’s scheduled to debut in 2009, and has noted its intent to fly A340s on the route “remains unchanged.”

Source:'s premium news site Air Transport Intelligence news