America West And Teamsters Announce Tentative Agreement

America West Airlines, Inc., (NYSE: AWA)
the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“IBT”) and its Local 104 today
announced a tentative agreement on a five-year contract.  The agreement, which
is endorsed by both the IBT and the Local`s negotiating committee, is subject
to membership approval and will be voted on by union members as soon as

No details of the agreement were announced, pending communication with the
union`s membership.

America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth largest carrier, serves more
than 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  For the second
consecutive year, America West ranked the number one carrier in customer
satisfaction for short flights in the Frequent Flyer magazine/J.D. Power and
Associates Airline Customer Satisfaction Study—U.S. Flights.  America West
also 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