America West Las Vegas - Eugene Service

PHOENIX, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA), the nation`s second-largest low-fare airline, announced today that it will initiate nonstop roundtrip service between its Las Vegas hub and Eugene, Ore., this Saturday, March 1, 2003. Customers in the Eugene area can now take advantage of America West`s business-friendly fare structure, featuring business fares that are 40 to 70 percent lower than most major airlines, to connect to 24 destinations across the United States and Mexico from the airline`s Las Vegas hub.

“We`re expanding service in Eugene because customers have responded very positively to our low fares and friendly ticketing policies. The new nonstop service to Las Vegas offers customers a direct link to one of America`s most popular leisure destinations as well as the opportunity to connect to major business destinations across the country,” said Ron Cole, vice president, sales.

The service will be provided by America West Express and operated by Mesa Airlines utilizing the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet.





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 .

Mesa currently operates 124 aircraft with 889 daily system departures to 147 cities, 37 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. It operates in the West and Midwest as America West Express, and provides regional airline service for other airlines in the U.S. The company, which was founded in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 3,000 employees. Mesa is a member of Regional Aviation Partners.

Founded in 1983 and proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2003, America West Airlines is the nation`s second largest low-fare airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West serves 92 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.