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America West Airlines Completes B737 Fuel Tank Wiring Inspections

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) has
completed the fuel tank wiring inspection of its entire fleet of B737 aircraft
ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through three
Airworthiness Directives (AD) issued earlier this month.  America West
operates 63 B737 aircraft.

“We have complied with all conditions of the ADs and all aircraft have
returned to service,” said Ron Aramini, senior vice president, operations.
“We completed the final inspections more than a month ahead of the deadline at
minimal cost and with very limited inconvenience to our customers.”
America West Airlines, the nation`s ninth largest carrier, serves more
than 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  For the second
consecutive year, America West ranked the nation`s number one carrier in
customer satisfaction for short flights in the Frequent Flyer magazine/J.D.
Power and Associates Airline Customer Satisfaction Study-U.S. Flights.
America West also ranked number one in baggage handling as recorded in the
1997 Air Travel Consumer Report published by the U.S. Department of

America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West
Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with annual
sales of $1.9 billion.

This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America
West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet
site at