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America West Announces Additional Flights Between Its Phoenix Hub and Four Cities
Monday February 17, 7:00 am ET
Flights Added in Pittsburgh; Cleveland, Ohio; Billings, Mont.; and Medford, Ore.
PHOENIX, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America West Airlines'' (NYSE: AWA - News) business-friendly fare structure is creating so much demand that the airline is adding more flights in four of its markets. Today, America West announced that it will add new daily, roundtrip, nonstop flights between its Phoenix hub and three of its newest destinations including Billings, Mont.; Medford, Ore.; and Pittsburgh. The new flights will begin in April and May. Service in those cities was initiated in October of 2002. America West will also add a third daily nonstop flight between Phoenix and Cleveland, Ohio, in May. The airline initiated service to Cleveland in 1994.
Travelers tell us they''re thrilled to finally have affordable fares with flexible ticketing policies after paying the exorbitant fares charged by high-cost airlines for so many years. That''s important feedback because customer support is essential for the continued success of our business-friendly fare structure, said J. Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing. We''re excited to provide these additional flights to meet customer demand for our service.
The additional flights give business travelers even more opportunities to take advantage of America West''s business-friendly fares that eliminate the Saturday night stay requirement and include fares up to 70 percent lower than most other major airlines. Customers will be able to connect through Phoenix to dozens of destinations across the western U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Flights to and from Billings and Medford will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by subsidiary airlines of Mesa Air Group and will utilize the popular 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet. The new flights to and from Pittsburgh and Cleveland will be provided by America West Airlines utilizing Airbus A319 aircraft, which feature seating for 12 in first class and 112 in the main cabin.
The flight schedules for the four cities are listed below.
Billings to Phoenix
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
6483 8:22 a.m. 9:37 a.m.
6337 2:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
6158 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Apr. 6
Phoenix to Billings
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
6311 9:10 a.m. 12:35 p.m.
6315 12:00 p.m. 3:25 p.m. Apr. 6
6317 2:45 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh to Phoenix
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
472 7:45 a.m. 9:22 a.m.
98 10:50 a.m. 12:27 p.m. May 2
830 4:35 p.m. 6:12 p.m.
Phoenix to Pittsburgh
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
99 8:52 a.m. 3:49 p.m.
97 11:50 a.m. 6:47 p.m. May 1
95 3:02 p.m. 9:59 p.m.
Medford to Phoenix
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
6380 6:05 a.m. 8:20 a.m.
6493 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. May 8
6262 2:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix to Medford
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
6389 10:32 a.m. 12:57 p.m.
6383 4:22 p.m. 6:47 p.m. May 7
6381 7:09 p.m. 9:34 p.m.
Cleveland to Phoenix
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
60 8:00 a.m. 9:24 a.m.
537 11:00 a.m. 12:24 p.m. May 2
504 4:45 p.m. 6:09 p.m.
Phoenix to Cleveland
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
534 9:10 a.m. 3:51 p.m.
536 2:48 p.m. 11:29 p.m.
533 5:55 p.m. 12:36 a.m. May 1
For more information or to make a reservation, contact your professional travel agent or America West Airlines at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292). Reservation and information services are also available at www.americawest.com .
Founded in 1983 and proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2003, America West Airlines is the nation''s second largest low-fare airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West serves 92 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
 
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