In time for the summer travel season, US Airways today began nonstop daily flights from Philadelphia to Sacramento and from Charlotte, N.C. to Sacramento, California's capital city.

US Airways also began nonstop service today from Charlotte to Tucson, Ariz.

The Philadelphia flight to Sacramento leaves at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Sacramento at 8:54 p.m. The Sacramento flight to Philadelphia departs at 8:30 a.m., arriving here at 4:31 p.m.

US Airways, the region's dominant airline, said the transcontinental fights will give travelers new ways to get to popular summer destinations along the East and West coasts, as well as connecting opportunities to Europe and the Caribbean.