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March Madness Comes to America West

America West Airlines today
reported that on Sunday, March 20, 2005 the airline achieved the highest
yield, highest revenue per available seat mile (RASM) and second highest
load factor performance of any day in the airline’s history. In addition,
the airline completed 99.8 percent of its scheduled flights on Sunday,
March 20, and 80 percent of the airline’s flights arrived within 14
minutes of schedule. “Our record revenue performance achieved yesterday demonstrates what
America West is capable of when demand is in synch with supply. In
addition, our outstanding team of 13,000 employees did a fantastic job of
running a reliable, on-time operation while transporting over 90,000
passengers throughout our system,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice
president, marketing and sales. “Additionally, due to strong yields and
demand, we anticipate the month of March may result in the best RASM month
in our airline’s history.”

For additional information regarding the airline’s cost guidance and other
statistics, please visit the investor relations update, which is located
in the “About AWA” section of the airline’s Web site at