America West Airlines Waives Change Fee On 13 Routes

America West Airlines today announced
that it is waiving the $75 change fee for non-stop flights between Phoenix and
13 markets.  Beginning Oct. 1, customers who purchase tickets for travel
between Phoenix and Albuquerque, N.M.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; El Paso,
Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles, Burbank, Oakland, Ontario,
Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., will not be charged
the penalty fee applicable to non-refundable fares when they need to change
their reservation.

“We are providing greater flexibility for customers traveling in these
markets,” said Mike Smith, senior vice president, marketing and sales.  “Based
on customer feedback and market analysis, we believe these changes will be
well received.”

For more information or to make reservations, contact your professional
travel agent or America West Airlines at 1-800-2 FLY AWA (1-800-235-9292).
Reservation and information services are also available over the Internet
through America West`s web site at http://www.americawest.com.
 
America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth largest carrier, serves more
than 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  In 1998, America West
ranked number one in baggage handling for the second consecutive year 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, http://www.americawest.com.

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