Welcome to the America West History Page

Commencing service on August 1, 1983, America West Airlines grew to become the eighth largest carrier in the United States. The story of America West is an interesting one, one born of deregulation and the opportunities spawned by the Valley of the Sun. The story ends with the merger into US Airways in 2005, with the beginning of two new chapters - first that of US Airways, and subsequently as part of American Airlines.

This site is not an official production of US Airways, American Airlines or American Airlines Group. It is produced by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. All logos are registered trademarks of America West Airlines, US Airways, and American Airlines.

Special thanks to Ken Bateman, Allen Greene, Marc Hookerman, Murray Bauer, Larry Bowdler, Rodney Frascht, Brooke Davis, Bob Shane, Bill Lehman, Ed Beauvais, Leslie Bohi, and all the employees who have contributed to this site with their stories and hard work.

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