UPDATE 1-US Airways to add 500 workers

* Recalls set in bid to add 500 flight attendants, pilots

* Retirements, attrition drive need

ATLANTA, Nov 8 (BestGrowthStock) – US Airways Group Inc (LCC.N: )
said on Monday it plans to add a total of 500 flight attendants
and pilots through a combination of new hires and recalls of
furloughed workers.

It said the need for the workers is driven by planned
retirements and attrition. The carrier plans to hire 420 flight
attendants and 80 pilots and expects most to be working by July
2011.

After the additions, the company said it expects it will
have no flight attendants on furlough but may have up to 100
pilots remaining on furlough. It added it expects to have about
4,970 and 7,300 active pilots and flight attendants,
respectively, after the recalls.

Other U.S. airlines have also announced plans to recall
workers and add staff. Last month, Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N: )
said it would add 1,000 flight attendants and AMR Corp’s
(AMR.N: ) American Airlines said it would bring back nearly 800
furloughed flight attendants and pilots.

Shares of US Airways were flat at $11.57 in morning
trading.
(Reporting by Karen Jacobs, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

UPDATE 1-US Airways to add 500 workers