America West Orders More Airbus A319s

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA)
announced today that it is expanding its Airbus aircraft fleet with a firm
order for four A319s.  All four aircraft will be delivered in 2001, bringing
to 14 the number of new Airbus Industrie aircraft to be delivered to America
West next year.  The A319s will be powered by International Aero Engines`
V2500s, which are equipped with 24,000 pounds of thrust.  The aircraft will be
configured with 12 first class and 112 coach seats.

America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth-largest carrier, serves
88 destinations with more than 860 daily departures in the U.S., Canada and
Mexico.  Along with its codeshare partners, America West serves more than
140 destinations worldwide.  America West Airlines is a wholly owned
subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel
services company with 1999 sales of $2.2 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