America West Brings Las Vegas a Little Closer to Home With the Start of New Nonstop Service to Long Beach, Calif.

Airline Now Offers Two Nonstop Destinations From Long Beach

PHOENIX, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces the start of new nonstop jet service between its Las Vegas hub and Long Beach, Calif. With this new service, America West offers customers 144 daily departures to 59 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas, more than any other carrier.

Long Beach customers, who also enjoy four nonstop flights (a fifth nonstop flight will begin on May 6, 2005) to America West’s Phoenix hub, will now benefit from easy, one-stop connections to 76 America West destinations including Boston, New York/JFK, Chicago/O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle.

“For nearly 20 years, our Phoenix service has received great support from our loyal Long Beach customers,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “Beginning new service to our Las Vegas hub is really a natural fit as we respond to the demand for our everyday low-fares and access to our extensive route network.”

America West Express, operated by Mesa Airlines, will provide the new service utilizing the 86-seat Canadair Regional Jet 900 (CRJ900).

The flight schedules are listed below.

Las Vegas to Long Beach, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6700 11:35 a.m. 12:40 p.m. 6459
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
6702 8:15 p.m. 9:20 p.m. 6703 9:10 p.m. 10:10 p.m.

For more information or to book a ticket, customers may go to http://www.americawest.com/?c=12270816lgb. 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.

America West Vacations is one of the largest vacation package companies in the U.S., with packages available to Las Vegas, Reno/Lake Tahoe, Alaska, Arizona, California, Mexico, New York City, Boston, Hawaii and Costa Rica. Packages include roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and other options such as tours and rental cars. Air transportation may be provided on America West Airlines, America West Express (operated by Mesa Airlines or Air Midwest) or Hawaiian Airlines. Packages may be reserved through a travel agent or by calling America West Vacations at 1-800-2-FLY-AWV (235-9298) or visiting www.americawestvacations.com.

Approximately 60,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline’s 13,500 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 95 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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