jmc1975
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America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:06 pm

New Nonstop Service from...
Los Angeles to Canada & Mexico

New Service to Edmonton, Vancouver, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
Plus, increased nonstop service to New York (JFK), Boston and Las Vegas.


New Service
America West is adding nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and four new international destinations. Service to Edmonton, Canada and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico begin June 4, 2004. Service to Vancouver, Canada and Mazatlán, Mexico begin June 11, 2004.

The new nonstop service between LAX and all four international destinations will be provided by America West Express, operated by Mesa Airlines, or Freedom Airlines utilizing 80-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft. Scroll down to see the new service flight schedule listed below.

Expanded Service
On June 1, America West is adding one additional daily, nonstop flight from LAX to three of its existing nonstop destinations - Las Vegas, New York (JFK) and Boston. In October 2003, America West became the first and only low-fare carrier to operate nonstop transcontinental service between LAX and New York (JFK) and Boston.

The new nonstop flights from LAX to Las Vegas will utilize Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 first class and 138 main cabin seats. The new nonstop flights from LAX to New York (JFK) and Boston will utilize Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring 12 first class and 112 main cabin seats. Scroll down to see the expanded service flight schedule listed below.

30 Daily Nonstop Departures to 8 Destinations
With these new flights, America West will offer 30 daily departures from LAX to eight destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This includes ten daily nonstop flights to Phoenix, ten daily nonstop flights to Las Vegas, three daily nonstop flights to New York (JFK) and three daily nonstop flights to Boston.

New Service Flight Schedule

LAX to Edmonton
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6505 7:30 p.m. 11:45 p.m. June 4

LAX to Puerto Vallarta
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6510 11:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. June 4

LAX to Vancouver
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6475 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. June 11

LAX to Mazatlan
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6515 11:30 a.m. 3:05 p.m. June 11
Edmonton to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6500 7:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. June 5

Puerto Vallarta to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6511 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. June 4

Vancouver to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6474 7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. June 12

Mazatlan to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
6516 4:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. June 11



Expanded Service Flight Schedule

LAX to Las Vegas
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
105 10:00 a.m. 11:01 a.m. June 1

LAX to JFK
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
306 10:00 p.m. 6:15 a.m. June 1

LAX to Boston
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
404 11:15 p.m. 7:35 a.m. June 1
Las Vegas to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
101 8:05 a.m. 9:18 a.m. June 1

JFK to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
303 8:30 p.m. 11:34 p.m. June 1

Boston to LAX
Flight Departs Arrives Start Date
407 8:30 p.m. 11:35 p.m. June 1








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Mikey711MN
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:45 pm

Wow...I would've expected a service announcement like this, i.e. focusing on LAX from their regular hub-and-spoke arrangement, from Frontier long before America West. Looks like there's some West Coast market share to be had!
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scottysair
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:53 pm

Wow! It is great news to hear for HP and which one is begun with these flight to Mexico & Canada flight, too.
 
as739x
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:41 am

Well I guess we (AS) will be adding more LAX-PVR/MZT flights for the summer now!
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as739x
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:44 am

I wouldn't be surprised also to see a QX non-stop on LAX-YEG by June
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flyboyaz
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:46 am

Yowsa!  Wow! I wasn't expecting that much expansion out of LAX, but hey whatever works.

I know the LAX transcons have been doing well, better than the SFO ones, so it's nice that we have added the red-eyes.

Good thing with the Mexico flights is since they are express, there's no real liability with HP, if they don't work, they won't be losing anything. Will be interesting to see how they fill.
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luv2fly
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:59 am

Well if the choice is AS on a mainline plane, or HP on a Mesa plane, well it would be a no brainer.... AS all the way.
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as739x
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:02 am

Flyboyaz...I talked to a friend at HP yesterday. SHe told me the transcon loads here at SFO are starting to pick up. Is that what you are hearing on your end? HP has not done a good job in marketing the flights in the Bay Area. I have seen know signage, no radio, or TV. Hope they come around.
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flyboyaz
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:07 am

That's very possible As739x....I've been on vacation for over a week now and haven't checked the loads lately. But with the fare sale they had, I'm sure they filled some of the planes..hehe.

We do very little advertising anywhere...someone asked about that in one of our newsletters and they said that the advertising isn't cost effective, so they don't do it. We get a lot of traffic on our website, so I guess they figure that is enough. The question was more directed for the NY area where we aren't as well known as California. But I hope they do well too  Smile
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aaway
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:26 am

Flyboyaz,
Is this schedule expansion perhaps an indication that US will be moving from T-1? Have you heard anything on your end?
Also, any info regarding which FIS MZT and PVR will use, T-2 or TBIT?

[Edited 2004-03-08 20:31:54]
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WesternDC1010
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:37 am

I would guess that HP would use the International Customs and Immigration facility next door at Terminal 2.

Just a guess.

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scottysair
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:58 am

Right! It would make added with their customs & immigration facility into the terminal 2 and HP would not able move any different with the terminal in LAX.
 
aaway
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:06 am

WesternDC1010,
T-2 would indeed be the most logical place. I didn't want to assume, though, knowing that, historically, gate space has been tight at T-2 during the summer months.
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VonRichtofen
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:09 am

Wow good news for YEG'ers.  Smile

It would be nice to see another carrier compete on the YYC-LAX route but I think it's probably saturated with AS and AC duking it out for pax on that route. I guess I'll just have to settle with HP to PHX Big grin

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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:30 am

AS all the way to mexico!!!!
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trijetfan1
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:33 am

Will America West now consider LAX as a hub or a large focus city like Columbus used to be?
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Bush
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:23 am

kris,

I was looking on the AmericaWest website - on the route map, it indicates flights from LAX-YYC and LAS-YYC with start up dates showing later this year. Interesting - I guess they have not yet made an official announcement but it looks imminent...finally direct service to LAS, and like you say, more competition on the LAX route.

-bush
 
yegbey01
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:30 am

Hard to believe.

HP has just introduced the third destination to YEG in less than 6 months.

October: PHX
March: LAS and mpw they announce LAX.

They certainly found a niche market out of Edmonton. Good for them!!!
 
jmc1975
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:12 am

HP will be starting LAS-YYC on Jun. 1.
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flyboyaz
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:50 am

The PHX-YEG loads have been incredible....started as a CR7 and was full now is a CR9 and is full. The LAS flight is already full and it is brand new. Obviously there is a lot of demand up there!

As far as the question about the terminal space, I asked my friend Kevin Trinkle and he said that US is supposed to move over to T6 with UA, they have enough gates to accomodate both. The Mexico flights will use T2 for arrivals then get towed to T1 for departure. Also the Canada flights will use T2 for arrival, but they don't have to...but the bags have to get run to TSA which is in the old TWA hangar.
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Paddy
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:58 am

I was hoping for something outlandish and exciting like LAX-HNL-NRT but alas, they have already failed at pacific ops and aren't likely to try them again. Nice to see them expanding in North America though!

[Edited 2004-03-09 03:00:32]
 
flyboyaz
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:36 am

Looks like the additional transcon flights will only be seasonal for the summer, ending in early September.
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VonRichtofen
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:07 am

Thanks for the info Bush.  Smile


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Tennisace
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:06 am

Wow, America West has really taken western canada by storm. Certainly perfect market for the RJ's. It will be hard for Air Canada to take back the passengers once they finally get their RJ's in ??? months/years.
I wonder if HP is looking at Winnipeg?? They could use a non-stop to somewhere warm.
 
yvr1968
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:43 pm

Bush

I think the LAX-YYC note on the AWA website route map is a typo. It should read LAX-YEG.

 
Bush
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RE: America West Begins Int'l Service From LAX!

Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:54 pm

Think you're right, YVR. Makes a lot more sense. Thanks,

-bush

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