America West Pilots Reject Agreement

PRNewswire-FirstCall PHOENIX Dec. 2 :

America West Airlines today announced that the Air Line Pilots Association
(ALPA) has informed the company that a majority of America West pilots
voted against ratification of the tentative agreement between the two
America West Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker stated,
“While we are disappointed with today`s vote results, the entire America
West team will continue to focus on the positive transformation of our
airline. We are proud of the turnaround momentum put into place by our
13,000 employees, including our pilots, who have played an important role
in that turnaround.

“While we look forward to eventually reaching a new agreement with our
pilots, in the meantime, we will continue to work together under the terms
of our existing contract so that our customers continue to receive the
outstanding service they`ve come to expect from America West Airlines.”

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 93 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.