America West Shareholders Elect Directors

Shareholders of America West Holdings
Corporation (NYSE: AWA) today elected 10 directors and rejected a proposal by
the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters).  The actions were
taken at the Company`s annual meeting held in New York City today.
 
By a majority of at least 99 percent, the following directors were
elected:

Nominees Elected for a One-Year Term Expiring at the 1999 Annual Meeting


Frederick W. Bradley
  Senior Vice President (retired)
  Citibank/Citicorp`s Global Airline and Aerospace Business


James G. Coulter
  Managing Director, Texas Pacific Group, a private equity investment fund


John F. Tierney
  Managing Director, Castletown Financial Services, a private consulting
    firm

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Nominees Elected for a Two-Year Term Expiring at the 2000 Annual Meeting


Richard R. Goodmanson
  President, America West Holdings Corporation; President and Chief
    Executive Officer, America West Airlines


John L. Goolsby
  President and Chief Executive Officer, The Howard Hughes Corporation, a
    real estate investment and development company


Richard P. Schifter
  Managing Director, Texas Pacific Group, a private equity investment fund


Nominees Elected for a Three-Year Term Expiring at the 2001 Annual Meeting


William A. Franke
  Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, America West Holdings
    Corporation; Chairman of the Board, America West Airlines; Chairman of
    the Board, The Leisure Company


Walter T. Klenz
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Beringer Wine Estates


Richard C. Kraemer
  President, Chartwell Capital, Inc., a private investment company


Denise M. O`Leary
  Private Investor


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