US Airways Group Inc. on Tuesday began a new nonstop route from Philadelphia to Halifax, Nova Scotia. US Airways Express partner Air Wisconsin will fly three round-trip flights a day, departing Philadelphia at 9:40 a.m., 1:35 p.m., and 8:25 p.m. The route will operate year-round.

Also on Tuesday, US Airways began daily, seasonal service from Philadelphia to Anchorage, Alaska. The flight will depart Philadelphia at 4 p.m. each day, from June to October.

"We're excited to add Halifax and Anchorage to our more than 400 daily departures at Philadelphia International Airport," said Bob Ciminelli, US Airways vice president based in Philadelphia.    - Linda Loyd