America West Offers First-Class Fares

PHOENIX, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) today announced a first-class sale with fares as low as $149 each way in the U.S. and Canada. These fares represent discounts of up to 70 percent off of America West`s normal first-class fares and are lower than the coach fares charged by some other airlines.

“We encourage customers who fly other low-fare carriers that don`t have first class seating to give America West a try,” said Scott Bowers, vice president, revenue management.

These special fares are available for purchase now through Aug. 25, 2003, with travel good through Nov. 24, 2003. America West`s standard 50 percent FlightFund mileage bonus for first-class ticket purchases applies on these special fares. Customers who purchase tickets at also receive an additional 500 bonus miles.

Tickets can be purchased by calling America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235 9292) or by logging onto the airline`s Web site at . America West Vacations also offers first-class vacation packages, which can be purchased by calling 1-800-356-6611 or by logging onto .

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.