America West: A Sure Bet With New Nonstop Service Between Fabulous Las Vegas and Monterey, Calif.

Route Is the First Nonstop Service Between Las Vegas and Monterey

PHOENIX, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces the start of new service between its Las Vegas hub and Monterey, Calif. With this new service, America West offers its Monterey customers convenient, one-stop connections to 23 destinations from Las Vegas, including Dallas/Fort Worth, New York/JFK, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago/O’Hare and Philadelphia.

“We’re pleased to enhance our service to customers in the Central California Coast,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “By offering our loyal Monterey customers access to our Las Vegas hub, we’re giving them both a nonstop flight to one of the country’s most popular destinations and additional connecting options in the America West network, which spans North America.”

With this new service, the airline will operate 153 daily departures and serve 62 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, more than any other carrier. America West already offers passengers in Monterey two roundtrip flights per day to its largest hub in Phoenix, which operates 331 daily departures to 92 nonstop destinations.

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 Monterey Monterey to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6133 11:41 a.m. 1:01 p.m. 6680 1:40 p.m. 3:05 p.m.

For more information or to book a ticket, customers may go to http://www.americawest.com/?c=12270816MRY. 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 (1-800-235-9298) 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 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 nearly 1,000 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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