updated 6/3/2006 9:20:09 PM ET 2006-06-04T01:20:09

US Airways will stop serving peanuts on its flights because of concerns about passengers who are allergic to the snacks.

The airline expects to exhaust its peanut supply this month and will then offer passengers pretzels or mixed nuts without peanuts.

Passengers may still bring their own peanuts or food items containing peanuts on flights.

“The flight may not be peanut-free, but we will no longer serve them,” Valerie Wunder, a spokeswoman for US Airways Group Inc. said Saturday.

Several other major airlines have already stopped serving peanuts after peanut allergy groups expressed their members’ fears of a dangerous in-flight reaction.

US Airways stopped serving peanuts in the late 1990s but began offering them after the carrier combined operations last year with American West Airlines, which served the snack to passengers, Wunder said.

“We haven’t had any kind of backlash,” Wunder said. “We are trying to help a large percentage of the population.”

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