America West Announces Introductory Fare Sale

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) is revolutionizing air travel at Washington Dulles International, one of the highest priced airports in the country. Additionally, to promote the launch of service to Washington Dulles, America West is offering special introductory fares. America West`s fares do not require a Saturday night stay and offer business fares up to 70 percent lower than other major national airlines.

America West will begin service between Washington Dulles International Airport and its Phoenix hub on Dec. 1, 2002 and its Las Vegas hub on Dec. 26, 2002. With this new service, America West will provide its business-friendly low fare service from all three Washington D.C. area airports. Additionally, the airline offers connecting service to nearly 40 destinations in the western U.S. The airline offers friendly ticketing rules that include free standby for earlier flights and retained value for unused tickets. P lus, America West brings an industry leading on-time performance record to the nation`s capitol.

“America West is introducing its low fares to yet another airport dominated by high priced carriers,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “We`ve seen a tremendous response to our business friendly fares from customers flying to and from Reagan National and Baltimore/Washington and we expect customers will be thrilled to know we`re bringing low fare competition to Dulles International as well.”

From now through Nov. 25, 2002, customers can take advantage of specially reduced fares, starting as low as $123 each way, based on a roundtrip purchase, for travel from Dec. 3, 2002, through Feb. 12, 2003. Sample fares listed below are each way, based on a roundtrip purchase. They require a 14-day advance purchase and a one-night stay.

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 , the frequent flyer section of or by calling the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691.


America West Airlines is the nation`s largest low-fare, hub-and-spoke airline. Founded in 1983, it is the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West is the nation`s eighth-largest carrier and serves 92 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. America West is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion.