America West Announces New Service

3rd Mar 2003

PHOENIX, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA), the nation`s second largest low-fare carrier, announced today that it will initiate new daily, nonstop service between its Phoenix hub and Cancun, Mexico, on June 1, 2003. Customers in Phoenix and 12 other cities in the western U.S. will be able to take advantage of this new service to enjoy the powdery sand beaches, warm blue water, sensational shopping, sport fishing, snorkeling and diving available in this beautiful Caribbean city.

“America West is pleased to add Cancun to our impressive portfolio of nonstop flights from Phoenix to Mexican beach and business communities. Cancun is a natural fit for us and provides our customers another luxurious and beautiful vacation destination,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning. “America West Vacations is putting together some unbeatable package deals to Cancun and the Riviera Maya so customers can simplify their vacation planning with one visit to” Details of America West Vacations` packages are outlined in a separate press release issued today.

America West currently provides extensive service to cities along Mexico`s Pacific Coast including Guaymas, Mazatlan, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Acapulco as well as major business destinations including Hermosillo, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

“Customers have been requesting service to Mexico`s Caribbean coast and we`re happy to be able to expand our service at this time,” added Flannery.

America West will utilize the Airbus A319 aircraft featuring 12 first class and 112 main cabin seats for this service. For more information or to make a reservation, customers may contact America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292), log on to or contact a professional travel agent.


p>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. SOURCE America West Airline


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