America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) and
Grupo Posadas, the premier hotel company in Latin America, announced a new
partnership today giving FlightFund(R) members the ability to earn frequent
flyer miles for staying at any of more than 50 participating Caesar Park,
Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Inn Hotels in Mexico and South America.
FlightFund members will earn 1,000 miles for qualifying stays at Caesar
Park Hotels in Brazil and Argentina, and Fiesta Americana Hotels in Mexico.
FlightFund members can also earn 500 miles for qualifying stays at Fiesta Inn
Hotels in Mexico. To celebrate this new partnership, FlightFund members will
earn double miles from now through Dec. 31, 2000, for qualifying stays.
“Whether our customers are looking for a relaxing getaway at a luxury
resort or an affordable and comfortable place while traveling on business, the
Grupo Posadas offers a variety of hotel services to meet every customer`s
needs,” said Mike Smith, senior vice president, marketing and sales, America
West Airlines. “With the addition of service to Guadalajara, which started
today, America West will serve 10 destinations in Mexico, giving customers
great access to the Grupo Posadas properties.”
“Partnering with America West`s FlightFund gives Posadas greater access to
thousands of customers who are frequent travelers to Mexico and who enjoy the
services that our hotels offer,” said Javier Barrera, vice president,
franchise and e-business, Grupo Posadas. “Our existing customers will receive
the added benefit of earning miles toward free flights while staying at a
hotel that they already prefer.”
FlightFund members simply present their membership card when checking in
at any participating Posadas Hotels Group property and the miles will be
automatically credited to their FlightFund account. Customers who are not
already FlightFund members can contact the FlightFund Service Center at
1-800-247-5691 or enroll on the airline`s Internet site at
FlightFund, America West`s worldwide frequent flyer program, offers
travelers a unique and flexible program featuring First Class upgrades and
free worldwide award travel. New members will receive 2,500 miles after their
first flight. Awards begin at 20,000 miles.
America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth-largest carrier, serves
89 destinations with more than 860 daily departures in the U.S., Canada and
Mexico. With its codeshare partners, America West serves more than
100 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 http://www.americawest.com.
Grupo Posadas, the business class hotel leader in Latin America, operates
more than 60 hotels with more than 12,000 rooms in the principal beach and
city destinations of Latin America. Currently, Posadas, with their Fiesta
Americana, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana Vacation Club, Fiesta Inn,
Caesar Park, Caesar Business and The Explorean brands, is the largest hotel
company in Latin America with operations in five countries. Customers can
join Posadas` frequent guest program, Fiesta Rewards, where they can obtain
additional benefits. Customers can visit the web site at
http://www.fiestarewards.com to learn more about the program.