America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA),
76/Circle K and Bank of America announced today the extension of its
successful new frequent flyer program. Since May, 76/Circle K customers have
racked up three million bonus miles by using their Bank of America
FlightFund(R) Visa card for purchases at 76 gas stations and Circle K
convenience stores nationwide. Due to its popularity, this program is being
extended through December 31, 2000.
“Over the past few months, this marketing alliance has proven to be a hit
with FlightFund Visa cardholders. It`s a convenient way for customers to earn
a lot of miles,” said Mike Smith, America West senior vice president,
marketing and sales.
“Earning bonus FlightFund miles from America West Airlines is a great perk
for our on-the-go customers. We look forward to continuing the program with
Bank of America and America West Airlines,” said Michael O`Connor, vice
president of fuel marketing for 76 / Circle K.
“The extension of this program translates to even more miles and more
rewards for cardholders,” said Jinine Martin, vice president of partnership
marketing for Bank of America. “This is a popular new way for Bank of America
to add value to the FlightFund Visa card.”
FlightFund members who do not have a FlightFund Visa card can apply by
calling 1-800-691-2933 or by enrolling online at
http://www.bankofamerica.com/americawest. New cardholders will receive up to 5,000
bonus miles upon first-time approval of the FlightFund Platinum Visa card or,
receive 2,500 bonus miles upon first-time approval of the FlightFund Classic
FlightFund, America West`s worldwide frequent flyer program, offers
travelers a unique and flexible program with First Class upgrades and free
award travel beginning at 20,000 miles. New members will receive 2,500 miles
after their first flight. Customers who are not already FlightFund members
can contact the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691 to enroll or sign
up on the Internet at http://www.americawest.com.
Tosco Marketing Company, the Phoenix-based retail division of Tosco
Corporation (NYSE: TOS), is responsible for marketing a family of well-known
convenience store and gasoline brands, including 76, The Official Fuel of
NASCAR and Circle K, The Official Pit Stop of NASCAR. Tosco Corporation,
which has more than $23 billion in annualized revenue, is the largest
independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in the United States,
and is also the nation`s largest operator of company-controlled convenience
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), with $680 billion in assets, is the largest
bank in the United States. It has full-service operations in 21 states and
the District of Columbia and provides financial products and services to
30 million households and two million businesses, as well as international
corporate financial services for business transactions in 190 countries.
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.