America West Announces Management Restructuring; Han, Johnson, Kirby, McClelland Named Executive Vic

America West Holdings Corporation
(NYSE: AWA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer W. Douglas Parker
today announced a restructuring of the senior management of the company and
its subsidiary, America West Airlines, Inc.

“The organizational restructuring is designed to facilitate communications
across core departmental lines and provide a platform for continued success,”
said Parker.  “The key functional areas of finance, marketing, operations and
corporate administration will be led by four of the best and brightest
individuals in the airline industry who have contributed greatly to the
resurgence of America West.  We are fortunate to have leaders of this caliber,
and I am confident this team will guide America West to even greater heights
in the years ahead.”

Bernard L. Han has been elected executive vice president and chief
financial officer for both companies.  He is responsible for America West`s
corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, accounting and investor
relations activities.  Han, 37, joined America West in 1996 as vice president,
financial planning and analysis.  He was promoted to senior vice president of
planning in 1998.  In 2000, he was named senior vice president - marketing and
planning, and his responsibilities were expanded to include all of the
airline`s marketing and sales functions.  Prior to joining America West, Han
spent five years with Northwest Airlines in various financial management
positions and three years with American Airlines in financial planning and
analysis.  He earned a bachelor of science, master of electrical engineering
and master of business administration from Cornell University.
 
Stephen L. Johnson has been elected executive vice president - corporate
for both companies.  In this capacity, he has responsibility for human
resources, labor relations, corporate communications, purchasing, fuel, real
estate, risk management and corporate and legal affairs.  Johnson, 45, joined
America West in 1995 as vice president - legal affairs.  He was promoted to
senior vice president - legal affairs later that year, to senior vice
president - corporate affairs in 1997, and to senior vice president and chief
administrative officer in 1999.  Prior to joining America West, Johnson served
as senior vice president and general counsel for GPA Group plc, a financial
services company headquartered in Ireland.  He received a bachelor of arts
from California State University, Sacramento, and a master of business
administration and juris doctor from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
J. Scott Kirby has been named executive vice president of sales and
marketing.  In this capacity, he leads the company`s marketing, sales, pricing
and yield management, scheduling, reservations, distribution and information
systems disciplines.  Kirby, 34, joined the company in 1995 as senior director
of scheduling and planning.  He was promoted to vice president of planning in
1997 and to vice president - revenue management in 1998.  In 2000 he was named
senior vice president - e-business, and later that year his responsibilities
were expanded to include the company`s information systems functions.  Prior
to joining America West, Kirby served as an operations research consultant for
Sabre Decision Technologies, a subsidiary of AMR Corp.  He received bachelors
degrees from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master of science from George
Washington University.
 
Jeffrey McClelland has been promoted to executive vice president of
operations for America West Airlines.  His responsibilities include the
airline`s customer service programs and its maintenance, flight operations,
system operations control, operations planning and safety functions.
McClelland, 42, joined America West in 1999 as senior vice president -
operations after eight years in senior management positions with Northwest
Airlines and three years with American Airlines.  He earned a bachelor of
science from Northwestern University and a master of business administration
from Stanford University.
 
Han, Johnson, Kirby and McClelland, together with C.A. Howlett, senior
vice president of public affairs, Patrick Sakole, chief safety officer, Joette
Schmidt, vice president of customers, and Lorraine Ulrich, senior director -
corporate audit, will report to Parker.
 
Thomas K. MacGillivray, senior vice president and chief financial officer,
has announced he is leaving the company.  MacGillivray joined America West in
January 2001.  “Tom made significant contributions to America West in a short
period of time,” said Parker.  “These contributions include aircraft
financings and other enhancements to our balance sheet that will serve the
company for years to come.  We are thankful for his efforts.”


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