America West FlightFund Program Goes Down Under to Add Sixth Continent to Its Network

PHOENIX, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost carrier, today announced an exciting expansion to its award-winning frequent flyer program, FlightFund. Effective today, FlightFund customers can apply their miles for travel from any city America West serves to Sydney, Australia. Customers will connect via another popular FlightFund destination — Hawaii — on FlightFund partner Hawaiian Airlines.

“The reach of the FlightFund program is very important to our customers,” said Travis Christ, vice president, marketing. “Our new Sydney option is a perfect example of how America West differentiates itself from any other low-cost carrier. We’re the only low-fare carrier with a frequent flyer program that offers redemption worldwide to all of its members.”

Travel to Australia also provides a great way for FlightFund customers to earn miles, as members earn a minimum of 14,000 miles by purchasing roundtrip travel from the contiguous 48 states to Sydney via Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines. Domestic award travel starts at only 15,000 FlightFund miles.

To book award travel to Australia, FlightFund customers should call the FlightFund Service Center at 800-247-5691. FlightFund miles may be redeemed for award travel to more than 300 destinations on six continents. FlightFund offers one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the industry, with domestic award travel beginning at 15,000 miles year-round. FlightFund has more than 50 partners to help members earn miles for award travel including rental car companies, hotels and restaurants.

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 (AWAG)

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