America West and Mesa Enhance Codeshare

PHOENIX, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) and Mesa Airlines announced today that they have enhanced their codeshare agreement for America West Express service that is operated by Air Midwest with 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. Three Arizona cities, Prescott, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, now have one additional flight, for a total of three weekday flights in each city. In addition, Air Midwest has initiated America West Express service between Ontario, Calif., and Lake Havasu City.

“This new agreement is a win-win-win situation. It`s beneficial for both companies and for our customers,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and route planning and Internet distribution for America West.

“We`re excited to be expanding service in these three Arizona cities. Along with our increased flight schedule we are offering great low fares to Phoenix. We look forward to expanding our partnership with these communities where our service is a vital link to the national air transportation system,” said Scott Lyon, vice president, planning for Mesa Airlines.

For more information or to make a reservation contact America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292), go to or contact a professional travel agent.

Mesa currently operates 141 aircraft with 1,042 daily departures to 162 cities, 43 states, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. The company, which was founded in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 3,300 employees. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners.


America West Airlines is the nation`s second largest low-fare airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. It was founded in 1983 and is proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2003. Today, America West serves 94 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.