America West Gives Oklahoma City Two-for-One With the Start of Nonstop Service to Las Vegas and Phoenix

Airline Now Offers Two Nonstop Destinations From Oklahoma City

PHOENIX, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces the start of new nonstop jet service between Oklahoma City and its hubs in Las Vegas and Phoenix. With this new service, America West offers Oklahoma City passengers convenient, one-stop connections to 46 destinations including popular West Coast spots like Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

“We’re pleased to offer Oklahoma City passengers service to not just one, but both of our hubs,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “Customers will certainly appreciate the only daily service between Oklahoma City and Las Vegas as well as the many benefits that set America West apart, such as everyday low-fares, full-service amenities and an unrivaled low-fare route network spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.”

America West Express, operated by Mesa Airlines, will provide the new service utilizing both the 86-seat Canadair Regional Jet 900 (CRJ900) and the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet 200 (CRJ200). The flight schedules are listed below.

Phoenix to Oklahoma City Oklahoma City to Phoenix
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6711 9:03 a.m. 1:18 p.m. 6311* 8:10 a.m. 8:45 a.m.
6713 5:55 p.m. 10:10 p.m. 6383 2:55 p.m. 3:25 p.m.

*Flight 6710 begins May 7

Las Vegas to Oklahoma City Oklahoma City to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6717 10:47 p.m. 3:12 a.m. 6027 10:35 p.m. 11:15 p.m.

For more information or to book a ticket, customers may go to http://www.americawest.com/?c=12270816okc2. 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 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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