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America West Vacations: Six New Destinations

America West Vacations announced
today that is it adding six new vacation destinations in California including
Napa Valley/Sonoma, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara,
Monterey/Carmel and Palm Springs.  These destinations offer something for
everyone from sandy beaches to pristine golf courses to world-class wineries
to invigorating spas.

“America West Vacations has 15 years of experience as a tour operator. We
know what our customers are looking for and we`re enhancing our offerings to
give our customers more of what they want,” said Jack E. Richards, chief
executive officer. “We now offer vacations to 10 destinations in California,
so anyone wanting to vacation in the Golden State should make their first call
to America West Vacations.”

America West Vacations has partnerships with luxury hotels including Surf
and Sand of Laguna Beach where customers can watch the sun set over the
Pacific Ocean while dining from a beachfront balcony, the Lodge at Sonoma
which is nestled in the picturesque rolling vineyards of Sonoma Valley, the
Monterey Marriott ideally located in historic downtown Monterey and the
Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Springs which was named one of the top five
spa resorts in the country by Conde Nast.

Vacation packages can be customized to fit each customer`s need and may
include roundtrip air transportation, hotel accommodations, airport transfers
and/or Avis rental cars. For more information or to make a reservation,
contact your professional travel agent or America West Vacations at
1-800-356-6611.  Reservation and information services are also available at .

America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company. With more than
30 hotel partners in Las Vegas, America West Vacations is one of the largest
tour packagers to Las Vegas. The Leisure Company creates and sells vacation
packages to 500,000 customers annually. Vacations are available to Arizona,
California, Florida, Nevada and Mexico. America West Vacations Cruise
Vacations offers the world`s premier cruise lines and most popular
destinations at America West Vacations Spa
Vacations include spa treatments at select resorts in Arizona, California and
Mexico. Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America West
Airlines or America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group and
Chautauqua Airlines, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and other


The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings
Corporation (NYSE: AWA), an aviation and travel services company with 2001
sales of $2.1 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 .