America West Announces New Service Between Las Vegas and Palm Springs, Calif.

PHOENIX, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces new service between its Las Vegas hub and Palm Springs, Calif., which will begin on Oct. 1, 2005. Palm Springs customers will not only enjoy access to one of the world’s premier leisure destinations, but will also have convenient, one-stop connections to other America West destinations such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York City and Philadelphia.

With this service, America West will operate 153 daily departures and serve 61 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, more than any other carrier. The airline already offers passengers in Palm Springs four roundtrip flights a day to its largest hub in Phoenix, which operates 322 daily departures to 93 nonstop destinations.

“We’re pleased to offer this new service between our Las Vegas hub and California’s Coachella Valley,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “This new service is a great complement to our current Palm Springs service and will offer passengers even more access to our extensive North American route network.”

“We’re thrilled to have America West serving its Las Vegas hub and fully expect the service to be successful. We believe that there is a strong demand for this market and the many connecting opportunities that are available for our residents and visitors,” remarked Richard Walsh, Palm Springs International Airport director of aviation.

America West Express, operated by Mesa Airlines, will provide the new service utilizing the 37-seat deHavilland Dash 8 aircraft.

The flight schedule is listed below:

Las Vegas to Palm Springs Palm Springs to Las Vegas

Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6100 11:59 p.m. 1:04 a.m. 6103 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=12270816PSP. 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.

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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