Route Is the First Nonstop Service Between Las Vegas and Monterey

PHOENIX, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces new service between its Las Vegas hub and Monterey, Calif., which will begin on June 17, 2005. With this new service, the airline will operate 154 daily departures and serve 62 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, more than any other carrier.

“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 passengers access to our Las Vegas hub, we’re giving them both nonstop flights to one of the country’s most popular destinations and additional connecting options in the America West network, which spans North America.”

America West already offers passengers in Monterey two roundtrip flights a day to its largest hub in Phoenix, which operates 336 daily departures to 93 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.

Approximately 55,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline’s 13,000 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 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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