America West Airlines Announces New Service From Las Vegas Hub

New Routes Offer Daily Nonstop Flights to Anchorage, Alaska and Pittsburgh

PHOENIX, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces that it will initiate new nonstop jet service between its Las Vegas hub and Anchorage, Alaska as well as Pittsburgh. With this new service, America West will operate 146 daily departures to 61 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas, more than any other carrier.

The service to Anchorage will begin on May 1, 2005. Coupled with Anchorage’s service to America West’s Phoenix hub, customers will enjoy one-stop connecting service to 66 cities in the U.S. and Mexico. This includes new roundtrip connecting service to Boston; New York/JFK; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh. America West will operate this new route using the 124-seat Airbus 319 (A319) aircraft.

The Pittsburgh route will begin on April 3, 2005, providing one-stop connecting service to 41 destinations spanning North America including the Oregon cities of Eugene and Medford; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Spokane, Wash.; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. America West will utilize the 150-seat Airbus 320 (A320) aircraft on this new route.

“Customers will enjoy the increased travel benefits and opportunities as our Las Vegas hub expansion continues in 2005,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution. “With the additions of Anchorage and Pittsburgh, we have already announced new service to five new markets from Las Vegas this year. As the hometown airline, we are proud to offer our customers more destinations than any other airline in Las Vegas.”

The flight schedules are listed below:

Las Vegas to Anchorage Anchorage to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
141 11:00 a.m. 3:23 p.m. 142 4:08 p.m. 10:15 p.m.

Las Vegas to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
634 10:40 p.m. 5:35 a.m. 633 8:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

For more information or to book a ticket, customers may go to 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, which is an online booking tool that America West designed specifically for travel agents only. For corporate travelers, is an effective online resource that helps companies take control of their corporate-travel management needs without booking fees.

America West Airlines is the nation’s second largest low-cost airline and offers a range of services such as first class, assigned seating, airport clubs and an award winning frequent flyer program. America West’s 13,000 employees serve 55,000 customers a day on more than 900 flights 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

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