PHOENIX -- America West Airlines, based here, rescheduled eight of
its late-night flights to enable more passengers to arrive in or
depart from Las Vegas earlier in the evening or in the morning.
Also, the carrier in April plans to increase the number of day
and early-evening flights into and out of Las Vegas from 84 to 92
-- more than half of the airline's daily arrivals and departures
The following are specific changes to America West's Las Vegas
schedule:Daily nonstop flights from Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis
were rescheduled from late evening to morning departure times.
Flights will arrive in Las Vegas between 8:30 a.m. and 11
a.m.Two flights between Las Vegas and the New York area were
rescheduled from night to day departures.
One 9 p.m. departure to Newark was moved to a 4 p.m. daily
In addition, one 9 p.m. departure from New York (Kennedy) was
rescheduled to 8:30 a.m.To meet strong customer demand for morning service from New
York (Kennedy) to Las Vegas, flights will depart at 7:30 a.m., 8:30
a.m. and 9:30 a.m. each day in addition to two evening
departures.Flights from Hartford, Conn.; Tucson, Ariz., and Los Angeles
will depart two hours earlier each evening.
The flights will arrive in Las Vegas between 9 p.m. and 10
Also, service to Hartford will be expanded from four weekly
roundtrips to one daily roundtrip.America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group,
resumed daily nonstop service between Las Vegas and Palm Springs,
Calif., on April 1 using 37-seat DeHavilland Dash 8 aircraft.
In addition, through June 10, clients flying coast to coast on
America West can schedule a Las Vegas stopover of up to three
nights without paying the customary $60 stopover fee.
Tickets must be purchased by April 30 to take advantage of this