America West Joins Southwest, American, Alaska: No Flights Today

BURBANK, Calif., September 12, 2001, 11:40 a.m. — America West has published a statement on its website that it will offer no flights today.  The carrier had previously indicated it intended to resume service sometime today.

All other airlines at Burbank Airport except United have also said they would not offer flights today.  The latest statement on the United website is that it will not operate any scheduled flights “until at least 6 p.m. (CDT) today and will likely not operate more than a small percentage of its daily departures today.”

At this time the Authority still has no affirmative word from the Federal Aviation Administration as to when the nation’s airways will be reopened.  The Authority will continue to post updates at this website as information becomes available.