America West Delivers Holiday Cheer

`Tis the season for cheer, and America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) is fostering that holiday spirit by offering great deals for the new year that will surely compel travelers to take off to their favorite getaway. The nation`s largest low-fare, full-service carrier has just reduced fares in many markets coast-to-coast. America West, champion of low fares and business-friendly ticketing rules, is giving customers lots to cheer about with these special fares available now through Jan. 20, 2003, for travel between Jan. 6 and June 5, 2003.

Tickets can be purchased by calling America West directly at 1-800-2 FLY AWA (1-800-235-9292), logging onto the airline`s Web site at or calling a professional travel agent. A 14-day advance purchase and one-night minimum stay are required.

America West Airlines is the nation`s largest low-fare, full-service 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.