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JUNE TRAFFIC INCREASED AT MESA AIRLINES

 FARMINGTON, N.M., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesa Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) today reported its combined traffic numbers for June 1993. The total number of passengers carried increased to 396,272, up 9 percent compared to the like period last year. Revenue passenger miles were up 8 percent to 80,583,000 and available seat miles increased 12 percent to 154,389,000. Load factor decreased 2.0 percentage points to 52.2 percent versus 54.2 percent in 1992.
 "May 29 was the first anniversary of Mesa's acquisition of WestAir. June is the first month that shows the combined totals of all operating units on a year-to-year basis," stated Larry Risley, chief executive officer of the company. "We believe that the near-9 percent passenger increase for the month as compared to June 1992 shows a strong trend in Mesa's overall growth."
 Mesa Airlines is the largest independently owned regional carrier in the country, comprised of seven different airline operations. The Mesa division operates as an independent carrier out of Albuquerque, as a United Express carrier out of Denver and Los Angeles, and an America West Express carrier out of Phoenix, Ariz. The Skyway Airlines division operates as a code-share with Midwest Express Airlines out of Milwaukee. Air Midwest Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, operates as USAir Express out of Kansas City, Mo. The FloridaGulf division operates as USAir Express out of Tampa and Orlando, Fla. WestAir Commuter Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary, operates as United Express with hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Ore. and Seattle.
 MESA AIRLINES INC.
 Percent Percent
 6/93 6/92 Change YTD 93 YTD 92 Change
 Passengers
 Carried: 396,272 364,720 8.7 2,183,256 1,000,616 118.2
 Revenue
 Passenger
 Miles (000): 80,583 74,874 7.6 461,778 206,192 124.0
 Available
 Seat
 Miles (000): 154,389 138,228 11.7 935,677 454,635 105.8
 Load
 Factor: 52.2pct. 54.2pct. -2.0pts. 49.4pct. 45.4pct. 4.0pts.
 -0- 7/12/93
 /CONTACT: Gary Risley of Mesa Airlines, 505-327-0271/
 (MESA)


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