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America West Airlines Announces New Vegas Service

America West Airlines , the
nation’s second largest low-cost airline, announces that it will initiate
new nonstop jet service between its Las Vegas hub and Anchorage, Alaska as
well as Pittsburgh. With this new service, America West will operate 146
daily departures to 61 nonstop destinations from Las Vegas, more than any
other carrier. The service to Anchorage will begin on May 1, 2005. Coupled with
Anchorage’s service to America West’s Phoenix hub, customers will enjoy
one-stop connecting service to 66 cities in the U.S. and Mexico. This
includes new roundtrip connecting service to Boston; New York/JFK; Newark,
New Jersey; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh. America West will operate this
new route using the 124-seat Airbus 319 (A319) aircraft.

The Pittsburgh route will begin on April 3, 2005, providing one-stop
connecting service to 41 destinations spanning North America including the
Oregon cities of Eugene and Medford; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Spokane,
Wash.; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. America West will utilize
the 150-seat Airbus 320 (A320) aircraft on this new route.

“Customers will enjoy the increased travel benefits and opportunities as
our Las Vegas hub expansion continues in 2005,” said Dion Flannery, vice
president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution. “With the
additions of Anchorage and Pittsburgh, we have already announced new
service to five new markets from Las Vegas this year. As the hometown
airline, we are proud to offer our customers more destinations than any
other airline in Las Vegas.”