America West and Cold Stone Creamery Get on Board With National Ice Cream Month

America West Customers Can Receive Free Cold Stone Ice Cream

PHOENIX, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost carrier, today announced a sky-high celebration of National Ice Cream Month. From June 25 through July 1, lucky customers on 10 special America West flights per day will receive certificates for free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream. On these special “creme de la creme” flights, America West flight attendants will be distributing the certificates for free Cold Stone ice cream — including five fabulous new Cold Stone flavors in celebration of July’s National Ice Cream month — to everyone on board.

“We’re always happy to partner with Cold Stone — a company that shares both our hometown and our never-ending commitment to innovative customer service,” said Travis Christ, vice president, marketing. “This program will involve cities throughout our network, so customers who travel with us from all across the country could be lucky enough to find themselves aboard one of these special flights.”

“We’re excited to ‘Get on Board’ with our hometown airline to help deliver The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience nationwide,” added Doug Ducey, Cold Stone Creamery Chairman & CEO. “This partnership is another way that America West is committed to upgrading their customers’ low-fare experience — not only with low fares and full service, but smooth and creamy ice cream.”

Cold Stone Creamery delivers The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience, which is carried through by a community of franchisees passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. With nearly 1,100 stores from coast to coast, Cold Stone Creamery currently operates in 47 states including Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Guam. Cold Stone Creamery is an independently owned franchise system, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information about Cold Stone Creamery, visit the company’s Web site at www.coldstonecreamery.com.

Approximately 60,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline’s 14,000 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 more than 900 flights daily to 94 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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