America West Airlines Promotes Andrew Nocella To Vice President

America West Airlines today announced
the election of Andrew Nocella to vice president, route planning and
scheduling.  Nocella joined the Airline in April 1997 as senior director,
route planning and scheduling, and is responsible for fleet assignment,
schedule planning, new market assessments and long-range planning.
 
“This promotion reflects Andrew`s contributions in executing the Company`s
business and strategic growth plans.  He has been a valuable resource to our
improved revenue management and planning team, and has added significant value
to the Airline,” said Doug Parker, executive vice president.  “As we continue
the Airline`s growth, Andrew will lead the development of market and schedule
planning.”

Prior to joining America West, Nocella served for three years with
Continental Airlines in schedule and route planning and for five years with
AVMARK Inc. Airline Consulting Group as an aviation analyst.
 
Nocella holds a bachelor`s degree in decision sciences from George Mason
University, Fairfax, Virginia.
 
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 number one in baggage handling as
recorded in the 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 (NYSE: AWA), an aviation and travel services company with
1998 sales of $2.0 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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