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America West Launches New Nonstop Vegas Service

America West , the nation’s second largest low-fare airline, announced
today that it will initiate daily nonstop service between its Las Vegas
hub and four new destinations on June 1, 2004. The airline will introduce
new nonstop flights between Las Vegas and the following cities: Fresno,
Calif.; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Medford, Ore.; and Calgary, Canada.
With these four new destinations, America West has added 11 new
destinations to its Las Vegas flight schedule in 2004. Also on June 1, one
new nonstop flight will be added between Las Vegas and Santa Barbara,
Calif., bringing the total to two daily roundtrip flights in this market.

“As Las Vegas’s hometown airline, we’re excited to be providing our
customers with even more nonstop service to some great new destinations,”
said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and
Internet distribution. “With consumer demand still increasing for America
West’s low- fare service, we’re continuing to grow and provide greater
access to more popular destinations. And when travelers fly America West,
they will discover a wide range of services not offered by most low-cost
carriers, including advance seat assignments and our award-winning
frequent flyer program, FlightFund.”

As part of America West’s expansion at its Las Vegas hub, the airline’s
Las Vegas night system will be enhanced through a variety of improvements
to the flight schedule. With the new flight schedule, many current flights
will be re-timed by as much as two hours, with most flights departing Las
Vegas before midnight. In addition, this will significantly reduce
connecting times for passengers.

With these new flights, America West will offer 117 daily departures from
its Las Vegas hub to 52 nonstop destinations; that’s more nonstop
destinations than any other carrier in Las Vegas offers. The new flights
will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by subsidiary
airlines of Mesa Air Group, Inc., utilizing Canadair Regional Jet