America West Airlines Launches Fare Sale

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA), the second largest low-fare carrier in the U.S., is celebrating its new nonstop coast-to-coast service with an introductory fare sale. Flights between Los Angeles International Airport and New York/JFK and Boston Logan International Airport begin Oct. 26, 2003, flights between JFK and San Francisco will begin Dec. 19, 2003, and flights between Boston and San Francisco will begin March 1, 2004. From now through Oct. 21, 2003, customers can purchase roundtrip coach class tickets for just $99 each way and one-way first class tickets for $399 for travel when the service inaugurates through March 31, 2004.

“America West is offering roundtrip coach tickets for $99 each way between the airports travelers prefer,” said Scott Bowers, vice president, revenue management. “In addition, transcontinental customers have the opportunity to try a low-fare carrier that offers a first-class option and at a price 80 percent lower than the high-cost carriers.”

Unlike high-cost carriers, America West Airlines offers low everyday business-friendly fares, including $299 for one-way last-minute fares, along with flexible ticketing policies. Prior to America West announcing service between these transcontinental airports, customers were paying four times as much for business fares on other airlines. Unlike other low-fare carriers, America West Airlines offers advance seat assignments, first class cabins and service to the right airports at the right price. Its award-winning frequent flyer program, FlightFund, features unlimited, space-available first class upgrades, mileage bonuses, preferred seating, priority check-in and early boarding.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit , call America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292) 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. America West`s 13,000 employees serve nearly 55,000 customers a day in 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


*The fare sale only applies to nonstop transcontinental flights. The following blackout dates apply: Nov. 25, 26, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 19, 20, 27, 28, 2003, and Jan. 3, 4, Jan. 9 - 12, Feb. 16, Feb. 22, March 7, March 12 - 14, March 17 - 22, March 25 - 28, 2004. Coach fares are each way, based on a roundtrip purchase and require a one-night stay and a seven-day advance purchase. First class fares are one-way and require no minimum stay or advance purchase. Competitor first class fares provided were derived from published fares, following the same fare rules and available for purchase at time the time of America West`s fare filing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per itinerary, the Sept. 11 U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per segment, up to $10 per itinerary or federal excise taxes of $3 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.