America West Airlines Announces the Start of Service From Las Vegas to Alburquerque, N.M. and Boise, Idaho

America West’s Las Vegas Hub Continues Expansion With New Routes

PHOENIX, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces the beginning of service from its Las Vegas hub with the addition of nonstop jet service to Albuquerque, N.M. and Boise, Idaho. With this new service, the airline will operate 138 daily departures and serve 56 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, more than any other carrier.

“Our customers have more options than ever as our Las Vegas hub continues to expand our already extensive route system,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, planning and distribution. “Albuquerque and Boise are the first of several new destinations slated to begin service to Las Vegas in 2005.”

The new service to Albuquerque will be operated by America West using the 150-seat Airbus 320 (A320) aircraft. America West Express, operated by Mesa Airlines, will provide the new service to Boise utilizing the 86-seat Candadair Regional Jet 900 (CRJ900). Flight schedules are listed below.

Albuquerque to Las Vegas Las Vegas to Albuquerque
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
211 9:00 p.m. 9:35 p.m. 212 11:45 p.m. 2:10 a.m.

Boise to Las Vegas Las Vegas to Boise
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6571 9:00 p.m. 9:45 p.m. 6572 11:59 p.m. 2:54 a.m.

For more information or to book a ticket, customers may go to http://www.americawest.com/?c=12270816abqboi. Customers may also purchase tickets by calling America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292) or by contacting a travel agent. Travel agents are encouraged to use www.hpagentlink.com, which is an online booking tool that America West designed specifically for travel agents only. For corporate travelers, www.awacorplink.com is an effective online resource that helps companies take control of their corporate-travel management needs without booking fees.

Approximately 55,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline’s 13,000 employees are proud to offer a range of services including more destinations than any other low- cost carrier, first-class cabins, assigned seating, airport clubs and an award-winning frequent flyer program. America West operates approximately 900 flights daily to 96 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. This press release and additional information on America West can be accessed at www.americawest.com. (AWAG)

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