America West Brings the Heat to Anchorage, Alaska With Nonstop Service to Las Vegas

Airline Now Offers Two Nonstop Destinations from Anchorage

PHOENIX, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — America West (NYSE:AWA) , the nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces the start of new nonstop jet service between its Las Vegas hub and Anchorage, Alaska. With this new service, America West offers customers 145 daily departures to 60 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas, more than any other carrier.

Coupled with Anchorage’s service to America West’s Phoenix hub, customers will enjoy convenient one-stop connecting service to 66 cities in the U.S. and Mexico. This includes new roundtrip connecting service to Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York/JFK and Newark, New Jersey.

“Our new nonstop, daylight flight between Anchorage and Las Vegas is a perfect complement to our Phoenix service, which started nearly one year ago,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “Additionally, our customers in Las Vegas can conveniently head north and escape the summer heat as they enjoy our full-service amenities and everyday low-fares.”

America West will operate this new route using the 124-seat Airbus 319 (A319) aircraft. 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. 550 4:08 p.m. 10:15 p.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 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 13,500 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 more than 900 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 (AWAG)

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