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METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC

 METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC
 DALLAS, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Airlines, Inc. (OTC) today


announced that traffic from its continuing operations at Dallas/Fort Worth in June 1992 increased over the comparable operations a year ago. Metro flew 36.6 million revenue passenger miles during the month, up 9.1 percent from 33.5 million a year ago. A revenue passenger mile is the equivalent of flying one paying passenger one mile. The company flew 45.9 million available seat miles in June 1992, down 5.6 percent from 48.6 million in June 1991. Load factor, or percentage of seats filled with paying passengers, increased to 79.7 percent from 69.0 percent a year ago. The company carried 156,872 passengers in June 1992, up 9.6 percent from 143,193 passengers in the same month a year ago.
 J. L. Seaborn, president of Metro, noted that the load factor for June 1992 was the highest for any month in the company's history. He also commented that both revenue passenger miles flown and passenger boardings at the company's D/FW operations set all-time records.
 In its D/FW operations for the six months ended June 30, 1992, Metro flew 185.7 million revenue passenger miles, up 1.9 percent from 182.2 million a year ago. Available seat miles decreased 6.9 percent to 269.0 million from 289.0 million. Load factor was 69.0 percent compared to 63.0 percent for the same period a year earlier. For the first six months of 1992, Metro's continuing operations carried 794,711 passengers, up 2.4 percent from 775,820 a year ago.
 Metro Airlines, one of the nation's largest regional airlines, operates as American Eagle, serving 24 cities from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub.
 METRO AIRLINES, INC.
 Continuing Operations - Dallas/Fort Worth
 Month ended June 30 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Passengers 156,872 143,193 9.6 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 36,595,237 33,531,654 9.1 pct.
 Available seat miles 45,894,209 48,594,207 -5.6 pct.
 Load factor 79.7 pct. 69.0 pct. 10.7 pts.
 Six Months ended June 30 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Passengers 794,711 775,820 2.4 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 185,684,382 182,181,676 1.9 pct.
 Available seat miles 268,972,559 288,996,685 -6.9 pct.
 Load factor 69.0 pct. 63.0 pct. 6.0 pts.
 Total Company Operations
 Month ended June 30 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Passengers 156,872 143,193 9.6 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 36,595,237 33,531,654 9.1 pct.
 Available seat miles 45,894,209 48,594,207 -5.6 pct.
 Load factor 79.7 pct. 69.0 pct. 10.7 pts.
 Six months ended June 30 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Passengers 794,711 876,646 - 9.3 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 185,684,382 196,459,844 - 5.5 pct.
 Available seat miles 268,972,559 328,944,071 -18.2 pct.
 Load factor 69.0 pct. 59.7 pct. 9.3 pts.
 -0- 7/7/92
 /CONTACT: Brian Miller of Metro Airlines, 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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