America West Resumes Spokane/Las Vegas

PHOENIX, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) announced that it resumed daily, nonstop roundtrip service between Spokane, Wash., and Las Vegas today. The airline will also provide a third daily, nonstop flight between Phoenix and Spokane, Wash. Customers can connect to more than 70 destinations from Las Vegas and Phoenix.

“Customers in Spokane have responded favorably to our business-friendly fare structure and we are pleased to be able to reinstate service between Las Vegas and Spokane,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution.

America West`s business-friendly fares are 40 to 70 percent below most other major carriers and do not require a Saturday night stay. Additionally, the airline offers flexible ticketing policies that allow unused tickets to retain their value for a year and allow customers to fly standby for free on the same day as their originally scheduled flight.

The new flight to Las Vegas, as well as the third flight to and from Phoenix, will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by a subsidiary airline of Mesa Air Group utilizing the popular 64-seat Canadair Regional Jet.

For more information or to make a reservation, customers may call America West Airlines at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292), log onto the airline`s Web site at or contact a professional travel agent.


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 94 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.