America West Announces Revised Commission Program

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA)
announced today it has revised its eight percent travel agent commission
program to include a maximum $50 payment per round trip and a maximum $25
payment per one-way itinerary on all tickets issued in the United States and
Canada beginning May 1, 1998.

America West also announced a new Internet commission policy which offers
to all online vendors selling America West travel a five percent commission
with a maximum $10 payment beginning May 1, 1998.
 
America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth largest carrier, serves more
than 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico offering travelers the
same full-service product they have come to expect from other national
airlines but with low fares.  America West ranked number one in baggage
handling as recorded in the 1997 Air Travel Consumer Report published by the
U.S. Department of Transportation.

America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West
Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 1997 sales
of $1.9 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 http://www.americawest.com.


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