America West Vacations Announces a Spectacular Las Vegas Summer Sale

vacation to one of America`s most popular destinations.  America West
Vacations is offering reduced air and hotel packages from more than 20 of
America West Airlines` (NYSE: AWA) nonstop destinations to Las Vegas.  From
now through Sept. 1, 2002, customers can take advantage of this offer and stay
downtown at AAA`s Four Diamond Resort, the Golden Nugget or enjoy European
elegance on the Las Vegas strip at The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

“We`re happy to offer such great deals,” said Jack E. Richards, chief
executive officer.  “This is the perfect time to offer these bargains, as the
summer vacation season is getting underway.”

Customers can book their packages online at ,
by calling America West Vacations toll free at 1-800-356-6611 or by using a
professional travel agent.  The sample vacation package prices listed below
include roundtrip air transportation and a two-night hotel stay.  The Golden
Nugget package includes one $50 food and beverage credit per room valid for
Sunday through Thursday arrivals.  The Monte Carlo is offering its
Mediterranean Rendezvous package featuring two for one spa admission and
discounts at many of its fine restaurants.

America West Vacations` customers may also make advance reservations for
Las Vegas shows and sightseeing tours online at .
Headliners include Blue Man Group, EFX Rick Springfield, Wayne Newton, Danny
Gans, Lord of the Dance, Storm and many more.

America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company.  With more than
30 hotel partners in Las Vegas, America West Vacations is one of the largest
tour packagers to Las Vegas.  The Leisure Company creates and sells vacation
packages to 500,000 customers annually.  Vacations are available to Arizona,
California, Florida, Nevada and Mexico.  America West Vacations Cruise
Vacations offers the world`s premier cruise lines and most popular
destinations at .  America West Vacations Spa
Vacations include spa treatments at select resorts in Arizona, California and
Mexico.  Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America West
Airlines or America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group and
Chautauqua Airlines, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and other


The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of
$2.1 billion.

This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America
West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet
site at .