US Airways began non-stop service on 13 December between its Charlotte, North Carolina hub and the southeastern city of La Romana. The Saturday-only flight departs from Charlotte at 10:30am and arrives in La Romana at 2:45pm. Return flights depart La Romana at 4:05pm, arriving in Charlotte at 6:41pm. In a company press release, US Airways vice-president international, Douglas D. Leo, said that the La Romana stop for the airline is about giving their customers more choices in destinations. The airline currently serves 16 destinations in the Caribbean, Latin America, Bermuda and the Bahamas from the Charlotte hub.