America West New Service Between Phoenix and Edmonton

PRNewswire-FirstCall PHOENIX Oct. 20 :

America West Airlines , the second largest low-fare carrier in the U.S.,
begins daily roundtrip, nonstop service between its Phoenix hub and
Edmonton, Alberta today. Customers in Edmonton can take advantage of
America West`s business- friendly fares that are 40 to 70 percent below
most other major carriers and do not require a Saturday night stay.

America West will bring customers in Edmonton outstanding operational
service and friendly ticketing policies, which 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.

“Edmonton is a city dominated by high-fare carriers. Now residents can
enjoy a low-fare and full service airline,” said Dion Flannery, vice
president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution. “America
West also offers a gateway through our Phoenix hub to great destinations
throughout the U.S. as well as Mexico business and beach destinations.”

Edmonton is America West`s fourth destination in Canada, where the airline
currently provides service to Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and is one of
five destinations added this year. The airline initiated service to
Memphis, Tenn., in April, and Cancun, Mexico, in June. New service to
Monterrey, Mexico begins today and the airline will initiate service to
San Jose, Costa Rica on Dec. 1, 2003.


America West Express, which is operated by subsidiary airlines of Mesa Air
Group, will provide the daily nonstop, roundtrip flights utilizing the
popular 64-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft, which features
seating for six in first class and 58 in the main cabin. This new service
will offer customers connections to 48 cities across the U.S. and Mexico.

For more information or to make a reservation, call America West at
1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292), log onto or
contact a professional travel agent. Customers can sign up for FlightFund
at , the frequent flyer section of or by calling the FlightFund Service Center at
1-800-247-5691. America West`s frequent flyer program is the winner of
Inside Flyer magazine`s prestigious Freddie Award for Best Elite-Level
Program in the Americas.

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