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METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES OCTOBER TRAFFIC FOR AMERICAN EAGLE

 METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES OCTOBER TRAFFIC FOR AMERICAN EAGLE
 DALLAS, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Airlines, Inc. (OTC) today announced that traffic from its continuing American Eagle operations at Dallas/Fort Worth in October 1992 increased over the comparable operations a year ago. From continuing operations at Dallas/Fort Worth for the month of October 1992, Metro flew 34.0 million revenue passenger miles, up 1.9 percent from 33.3 million a year ago. A revenue passenger mile is the equivalent of flying one paying passenger one mile. The company flew 48.0 million available seat miles in October 1992, down 4.8 percent from 50.5 million in October 1991. Load factor, or percentage of seats filled with paying passengers, was 70.8 percent compared to 66.1 percent in Octom 144,025 in the same month a year ago.
 In its D/FW operations for the ten months ended Oct. 31, 1992, Metro flew 330.8 million revenue passenger miles, up 5.2 percent from 314.4 million a year ago. Available seat miles decreased 5.5 percent to 462.2 million from 489.0 million. Load factor was 71.6 percent compared to 64.3 percent for the same period a year earlier. For the first ten months of 1992, Metro's continuing operations carried 1,414,752 passengers, up 5.3 percent from 1,343,971 a year ago.
 Metro Airlines, one of the nation's largest regional airlines, operates as American Eagle and serves 23 cities from a Dallas/Fort Worth hub.
 METRO AIRLINES INC.
 Continuing Operations - Dallas/Fort Worth
 Percent
 Month Ended Oct. 31 1992 1991 Change
 Passengers 146,036 144,025 1.4
 Revenue passenger miles 33,981,325 33,343,667 1.9
 Available seat miles 48,027,803 50,462,963 -4.8
 Load factor (In pcts.) 70.8 66.1 4.7 pts.
 Percent
 Ten Months Ended Oct. 31 1992 1991 Change
 Passengers 1,414,752 1,343,971 5.3
 Revenue passenger miles 330,807,281 314,438,816 5.2
 Available seat miles 462,243,946 488,990,325 -5.5
 Load factor (In pcts.) 71.6 64.3 7.3 pts.
 METRO AIRLINES INC.
 Total Company Operations
 Percent
 Month Ended Oct. 31 1992 1991 Change
 Passengers 146,036 144,025 1.4
 Revenue passenger miles 33,981,325 33,343,667 1.9
 Available seat miles 48,027,803 50,462,963 -4.8
 Load factor (In pcts.) 70.8 66.1 4.7 pts.
 Percent
 Ten Months Ended Oct. 31 1992 1991 Change
 Passengers 1,414,752 1,444,797 -2.1
 Revenue passenger miles 330,807,281 328,716,984 0.6
 Available seat miles 462,243,946 528,937,711 -12.6
 Load factor (In pcts.) 71.6 62.1 9.5 pts.
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 /CONTACT: Brian Miller of Metro Airlines, Inc., 214-453-4400, or Larry Howell of Howell Communications, Inc., 214-340-9994, for Metro Airlines/ CO: Metro Airlines, Inc. ST: Texas IN: AIR SU:


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