America West Initiates Vegas Billings

PRNewswire-FirstCall PHOENIX Nov. 26 :

America West announced today that it has initiated the only nonstop
service between Las Vegas and Billings, Mont. America West Express, which
is operated by Mesa Airlines, will provide the daily flights using the
50-seat Canadair Regional Jet.
This new service gives business and leisure travelers even more
opportunity to take advantage of America West`s business-friendly fares
which are 50 to 75 percent lower than most other major airlines and do not
require a Saturday night stay.

“We`ve received outstanding customer support for our flights between
Phoenix and Billings, so we`re pleased to be adding service to our hub in
Las Vegas, which is also a popular vacation destination,” said Dion
Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet
distribution. “Customers can also connect through both hubs to dozens of
destinations in the U.S., Mexico and as of Dec. 1, to San Jose, Costa

On Oct. 26, America West initiated new service between Las Vegas and St.
Louis and on Dec. 19 the airline will initiate new service between Las
Vegas and Des Moines, Iowa. America West also plans to add additional
flights between Las Vegas and the following cities, which will begin on
Jan. 7, 2004: Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Oakland, Calif.; Ontario, Calif.;
Portland, Ore.; Phoenix; Reno, Nev.; San Diego; San Jose, Calif.; and
Sacramento, Calif. With this new service, Las Vegas will offer nonstop
service to 41 nonstop destinations with 100 peak-day departures.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact your professional
travel agent or America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292).
Reservation and information services are also available at . Customers can sign up for FlightFund, the
airline`s worldwide frequent flyer program, at
, the frequent flyer section of or by calling
the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691.


Mesa currently operates 151 aircraft with 984 daily system departures to
159 cities, 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico and the
Bahamas. The company, which was founded in New Mexico in 1982, has
approximately 4,000 employees. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline
Association and Regional Aviation Partners.

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