America West Inaugurates New Nonstop Flights Between San Diego and Vancouver, Canada

Route Becomes Fifth America West Destination Served From San Diego

PHOENIX, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) will celebrate the start of its nonstop service between San Diego and Canada’s Pacific Rim when flight 6540 departs this evening for beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver joins the Mexican cities of Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos as international destinations that are linked to San Diego by convenient, nonstop flights on America West.

“America West already enjoys a network unparalleled by any other low-cost carrier,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “Our nonstop service between San Diego and Vancouver gives our many FlightFund members in Southern California a convenient way to reach another great international travel destination.”

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.

San Diego to Vancouver Vancouver to San Diego
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
6540 6:30 p.m. 9:25 p.m. 6541* 7:15 a.m. 10:27 a.m.

*Flight 6541 begins March 5

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.

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 approximately 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 (AWAG)

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