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MESABA REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC

 MESABA REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesaba Aviation, Inc.,


today said that it flew 15.0 million revenue passenger miles during the month of January, a 5.6 percent increase when compared with 14.2 million revenue passenger miles flown during the same month last year (a revenue passenger mile equals on passenger flown one mile). The airline said it carried 73,339 passengers during the month, an increase of 6.0 percent over 69,175 passengers carried last January. Mesaba's load factor in January was 43.0 percent compared with 44.8 percent during the same month one year ago. The airline said its traffic was affected systemwide by unusually poor winter weather conditions including fog.
 Mesaba operates as Northwest Airlink under a marketing agreement with Northwest Airlines. The regional carrier provides connecting service to Northwest at Minneapolis/St. Paul International and Detroit Metropolitan airports. The airline currently serves 39 cities in 13 states and one Canadian province.
 Mesaba Aviation, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minnesota- based AirTran Corporation. AirTran's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol ATCC.
 MESABA AVIATION, INC.
 MONTHLY OPERATING STATISTICS
 Jan. 1992 Jan. 1991 Pct. change
 Passengers carried 73,339 69,175 +6.0
 Available seat miles 34,906,424 31,705,454 +10.1
 Revenue pass. miles 15,010,690 14,215,628 +5.6
 System-wide load factor 43 pct. 44.8 pct. -1.8 pts.
 -0- 02/11/92
 /CONTACT: Jeffrey B. Jones of Mesaba, 612-726-5151, ext. 352/
 (ATCC) CO: Mesaba Aviation ST: Minnesota IN: AIR SU:


KH -- MN009 -- 8776 02/11/92 11:45 EST
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