America West Brings Its Low-Fare Service to the Hawaiian Islands

America West Announces Service Between Its Two Hubs and Four Islands in the Aloha State

PHOENIX, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West Airlines (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces new service between its Phoenix hub and four Hawaiian Islands; Honolulu, Oahu; Kahului, Maui; Lihue, Kauai; and Kona, Hawaii (the Big Island), and from its Las Vegas hub to Kahului, Maui. The service will be added for the popular holiday travel period beginning December 16, 2005 with expanded service being introduced for March 2006.

“The tide is high, the surf’s up; come on everybody, we’re going to Hawaii!” exclaimed Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “America West’s coast-to-coast route system — already the most extensive of any low-cost carrier — adds yet another jewel to its network of fantastic vacation destinations. We’re thrilled to bring our customers direct service to one of the country’s most popular vacation spots.

“We’re also pleased to offer our loyal frequent flyers more ease than ever as they book their travels to the island of their choice. Our everyday low fares and exceptional customer service will have passengers saying ‘aloha’ before they step foot on the island,” continued Kirby.

“This is an exciting day not only for America West, but for all of Phoenix. We’re delighted that our hometown airline will offer non-stop flights to four Hawaiian Islands. This will greatly benefit Valley residents not only from a leisure standpoint, as they now have access to some of the most desired destinations in the United States, but we also anticipate this new service to positively affect our economy as we more closely link ourselves with the state of Hawaii and its significant tourism industry,” remarked Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.

America West Vacations will also offer exciting air and hotel packages to all four Hawaiian Islands served by America West. Packages include air, hotel, traditional lei greeting at the airport and optional rental car or hotel shuttle transportation. A variety of accommodations will be available, from budget to luxury, with several condominium-style properties available. Packages also include value-added options like free nights, free meals, two-for-one luaus, free room upgrades and honeymoon amenities. Please visit for more information and to conveniently book online.

Specific flight information is listed below:

* On Dec. 16, 2005, service will begin with one daily roundtrip flight
between Phoenix and Honolulu, Oahu and one roundtrip flight a day
between Phoenix and Kahului, Maui.

* On March 1, 2006, America West will inaugurate:

* One new daily roundtrip flight between Las Vegas and Kahului, Maui

* A second daily roundtrip between Phoenix and Honolulu, Oahu

* Four new weekly roundtrips from Phoenix to Lihue, Kauai

* On March 2, 2006, Phoenix will start service to Kona, Hawaii with
three roundtrip flights per week.

America West will provide the new service aboard the 190-seat (14 first class and 176 coach class) Boeing 757-200 (B757) aircraft.

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 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 (235-9298) or visiting

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 more than 90 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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