America West Shareholders Elect Directors

21st May 1998

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

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


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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