Even though America West plans to reduce capacity 20 percent since the attacks, they have NOT eliminated any cities from its network as a result. They are however, postponing the nonstop PHX-RDU service until January 3, 2002. To help make it all possible, effective October, 28, 2001, America West has given over several routes to Mesa (America West Express) to fly CRJs in those light markets.
PHX- BOI 3 daily CRJ from 2 daily 73S
PHX-ICT 4 daily CRJ from 2 daily 73S
PHX-TUS 7 of 12 daily flights now on CRJ from 12 daily 73S/733/319/320
PHX-BUR 4 daily CRJ and 1 A319 from 5 daily 73S/733/320
PHX-LGB 4 daily CRJ and 1 A319 from 5 daily 733/319/320
PHX-DFW 1 of 6 daily flights now on CRJ
PHX-DSM 1 daily 733 and 1 daily CRJ from 4 daily CRJ.
America West has had some of the industry's best load factors and operating performances since 9/11. They were also the first airline to resume their full schedule after the shutdown.