America West Initiate Service in Billings, Mont

America West (NYSE: AWA)
announced today that it will initiate twice daily non-stop roundtrip service
between its Phoenix hub and Billings, Mont., on Oct. 27, 2002.  The flights
will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group,
utilizing the popular 50-seat regional jet.

“America West is pleased to add Billings to our service in the
northwestern U.S.  As the largest city in Montana and a gateway to Yellowstone
National Park, we`re confident Billings will be an important addition to our
network,” said C.A. Howlett, senior vice president, public affairs.

America West will be introducing its business-friendly fares into the
Billings market.  Customers will benefit from the unique pricing structure
which eliminates the Saturday night stay requirement and provides business
fares that are up to 75 percent lower than most other major airlines.

America West`s service between Phoenix and Billings provides connecting
service for customers in 52 destinations across the United States and Mexico
including major business centers such as Boston; Washington/National; Los
Angeles; Orange County, Calif.; and Dallas/Ft. Worth as well as leisure
destinations such as Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Los
Cabos, Mexico.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact your professional
travel agent or America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292).  Reservation
and information services are also available at .
Customers will receive 3,000 FlightFund bonus miles when they book any ticket
at and travel by Dec. 31, 2002.  Customers can sign up for
FlightFund, the airline`s worldwide frequent flyer program, at or by calling the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-