America West Reports Operational Statistics For November 2002

As reported today in the
Department of Transportation`s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report,
America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) completed 80.6 percent of its flight on
time. The airline operated 83.4 percent of its flights in Phoenix on time and
remains the number one airline for on-time performance year-to-date in its
primary hub.

“We`re very pleased that during the extremely busy Thanksgiving travel
period our dedicated employees continued to operate a reliable airline with
84.1 percent of our flights arriving on time and just 0.7 percent of our
flights cancelled during the peak travel period,” said Jeff McClelland,
executive vice president, operations.

America West continues to show significant improvement in customer
complaints with 0.89 complaints per 100,000 passengers in November, which is a
45 percent improvement from November 2001. America West`s percentage of
cancelled flights was 0.8 percent in November 2002 and the number of
mishandled bags was 3.16 per 1,000 passengers.

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.