America West Airlines Launches New San Francisco Service

  America West Airlines , the second largest low-fare carrier in the U.S.,
begins daily nonstop transcontinental service today between San Francisco
and Boston. Customers can purchase an introductory one-day advance
purchase fare for $159* each way for travel between now and March 31,
2004. In addition, America West offers an everyday, business-friendly,
zero-day advance purchase fare for just $299* each way. The
transcontinental flight from San Francisco International Airport to Boston
Logan International Airport is the fourth nonstop transcontinental route
initiated by America West Airlines since Oct. 26, 2003. The airline also
offers two daily flights between both Los Angeles and San Francisco on the
West Coast and New York/JFK on the East Coast, in addition to two daily
nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Boston.
“We’re excited to start our fourth nonstop, transcontinental market after
implementing a new point-to-point transcontinental strategy last fall. We
anticipate consumers will save approximately $200 million a year because
of America West’s presence in the four transcontinental markets we
currently serve,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and

Prior to America West’s announcement of transcontinental service between
San Francisco and Boston, customers were paying significantly more* for
zero-day advance purchase coach fares between San Francisco and Boston on
other major carriers. Customers are now turning to America West because of
its low fares and full range of services. The low-cost airline offers
advance seat assignments, flexible ticketing policies and a robust
frequent flyer program called FlightFund, which offers elite members
unlimited, complimentary first-class upgrades, priority check in, early
boarding and mileage bonuses.