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AMERICA WEST AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW FLIGHTFUND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH AVIS RENT A CAR

 PHOENIX, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Avis Rent A Car will become the newest member of America West's (NASDAQ: AWAQC) popular frequent flyer program, FlightFund, through a new partnership agreement effective June 15, 1993. FlightFund members will earn 1,000 miles for each Avis car rental in conjunction with an America West flight.
 "This new partnership with Avis strengthens our program by offering our members quality car rentals throughout the America West route network at an excellent travel value," said Rose Ceglia, America West's director of frequent traveler marketing. "We believe the addition of Avis enhances our FlightFund program and improves our overall competitive position."
 "We are delighted to join America West's FlightFund program and add to the excellent services it provides travelers across the country," Robert Cardillo, vice president of sales and marketing at Avis, said. "Avis is in the top 25 destinations that America West serves with the leading car rental technology, including Avis Express for quick check-out and Roving Rapid Return for convenient check-in."
 To celebrate the new partnership, Avis will offer FlightFund members low daily rates starting at $37.99 with free unlimited mileage.
 New FlightFund members will receive a special 2,500-mile bonus just for enrolling. Passengers may join FlightFund at any America West ticketing location or by calling the FlightFund Service Center at 800-247-5691. Ceglia noted that America West's FlightFund partners now include Aeromexico, Air France, Northwest Airlines, Doubletree and Doubletree Club Hotels, Hilton and Conrad Hotels, Radisson and Colony Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental.
 America West Airlines and America West Express serve 56 destinations from coast to coast including Mexico City. The Phoenix-based carrier operates one of the world's most modern fleets, including the Boeing 757, Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
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 /CONTACT: Daphne Dicino, senior director of corporate communications of America West Airlines, 602-693-5729/
 (AWAQC)


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