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MESABA REPORTS OCTOBER TRAFFIC

 MESABA REPORTS OCTOBER TRAFFIC
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesaba Aviation, Inc.


today said that it flew 25.3 million revenue passenger miles during the month of October, a 24.4 percent increase when compared with 20.3 million revenue passenger miles flown during the same month last year (a revenue passenger mile equals one passenger flown one mile). The airline said it carried 120,917 passengers during the month, an increase of 20 percent over 100,961 passengers carried last October. Mesaba's load factor in October was 50.4 percent compared with 55.2 percent during the same month one year ago.
 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 45 cities in 15 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
 Oct. 1992 Oct. 1991 Percent Change
 Passengers carried 120,917 100,961 +19.8
 Available seat miles 50,112,712 36,819,342 +36.1
 Revenue passenger miles 25,263,410 20,306,138 +24.4
 System-wide load factor 50.4 pct. 55.2 pct. -4.8 pts.
 -0- 11/11/92
 /CONTACT: Jeffrey B. Jones, director-marketing planning for Mesaba, 612-726-5151, ext. 352/
 (ATCC) CO: Mesaba Aviation, Inc.; AirTran Corporation ST: Minnesota IN: AIR SU:


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