America West Growth at Its Las Vegas Hub

America West Airlines , the
nation’s second-largest low-cost airline, announced today that it will add
service between its Las Vegas hub and 11 existing destinations, beginning
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004. Flights will be added between Las Vegas and the
following cities: Chicago/O’Hare; Denver; Los Angeles; Minneapolis/St.
Paul; Oakland, Calif.; Orange County, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake
City; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle/Tacoma; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
With these new flights, America West will offer nonstop service from Las
Vegas to 54 destinations, more than any other airline, with 133 daily
departures. “As demand in Las Vegas increases, the hometown airline is thrilled to
provide our customers with additional flights to and from California, the
Pacific Northwest and key markets in the country’s heartland,” said Dion
Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet
distribution. Now even more customers can experience the thrill of one of
the top tourist destinations in the world, thanks to America West’s
extensive service, low fares and packages offered through America West
Vacations.” This new service is the latest in a series of new flights added to Las
Vegas this year. So far, America West has initiated convenient, non-stop
service between its Las Vegas hub and the following 15 new cities: Austin,
Texas; Burbank, Calif.; Calgary, Alberta; Cleveland; Edmonton, Alberta; El
Paso, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Houston; Medford, Ore.; New Orleans; San
Antonio, Texas; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Vancouver, British Columbia; and
most recently, the airline announced service to Los Cabos (effective Oct.
31, 2004) and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (effective Nov. 1, 2004). The
airline also introduced additional flights this year between Las Vegas and
the following existing cities: Boston; Detroit; Los Angeles;
Minneapolis/St. Paul; Oakland, Calif.; Ontario, Calif.; Phoenix; Portland,
Ore.; Reno, Nev.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose,
Calif.; and Santa Barbara, Calif. Collectively, the 41 flights added thus
far in 2004 have resulted in 45 percent growth in the airline’s Las Vegas
hub year over year.

This new service is the latest in a series of new flights added to Las
Vegas this year. So far, America West has initiated convenient, non-stop
service between its Las Vegas hub and the following 15 new cities: Austin,
Texas; Burbank, Calif.; Calgary, Alberta; Cleveland; Edmonton, Alberta; El
Paso, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Houston; Medford, Ore.; New Orleans; San
Antonio, Texas; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Vancouver, British Columbia; and
most recently, the airline announced service to Los Cabos (effective Oct.
31, 2004) and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (effective Nov. 1, 2004). The
airline also introduced additional flights this year between Las Vegas and
the following existing cities: Boston; Detroit; Los Angeles;
Minneapolis/St. Paul; Oakland, Calif.; Ontario, Calif.; Phoenix; Portland,
Ore.; Reno, Nev.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose,
Calif.; and Santa Barbara, Calif. Collectively, the 41 flights added thus
far in 2004 have resulted in 45 percent growth in the airline’s Las Vegas
hub year over year.
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