Ho, Ho, Ho Who Wouldn`t Go with AWA

Take advantage of America West`s holiday travel fare sale and save your money for presents! The nation`s second largest low-fare carrier announced specially reduced fares today for travel from Dec. 18, 2002, through Jan. 6, 2003. In addition to low prices, these fares do not require an advance purchase. So, customers can decide at the last minute to make their presence a present for their family and friends. But remember with prices this low, flights will fill up fast. And with only a one-night stay requirement, customers without a lot of time can even take a short trip.

America West (NYSE: AWA), the airline that offers business-friendly fares that are 40 to 70 percent below most other major airlines and do not require a Saturday night stay, now offers customers some fantastic deals to go home for the holidays.

Customers have from now through Dec. 26, 2002, to purchase tickets by going to www.americawest.com, calling 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292) or contacting a professional travel agent. The sample fares listed below are each way, based on roundtrip travel. Travel period A includes Dec. 18 and 25, 2002, and Jan. 1 and 6, 2003. Travel period B includes Dec. 22 - 24 and 31, 2002, and Jan. 2 and 3, 2003. Travel period C includes Dec. 19, 26 - 30, 2002, and Jan. 4 and 5, 2003.

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 93 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.