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METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC FOR MAY

 METRO AIRLINES ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC FOR MAY
 DALLAS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAIRC)


today announced that traffic from its continuing operations at Dallas/Fort Worth in May 1992 increased over the comparable operations a year ago. Metro flew 33.4 million revenue passenger miles during the month, up 1.8 percent from 32.8 million a year ago. A revenue passenger mile is the equivalent of flying one paying passenger one mile. The company flew 46.3 million available seat miles in May 1992, down 5.8 percent from 49.1 million in May 1991. Load factor, or percentage of seats filled with paying passengers, increased to 72.1 percent from 66.7 percent a year ago. The company carried 143,577 passengers in May 1992, up 2.6 percent from 139,912 passengers in the same month a year ago.
 J. L. Seaborn, president of Metro, noted that the load factor for May 1992 was the highest for any month in the company's history. He also commented that traffic at the Dallas/Fort Worth operation set a record for the month of May.
 In its Dallas/Fort Worth operations for the five months ended May 31, 1992, Metro flew 149.1 million revenue passenger miles, up 0.3 percent from 148.7 million a year ago. Available seat miles decreased 7.2 percent to 223.1 million from 240.4 million. Load factor was 66.8 percent compared to 61.8 percent for the same period a year earlier. For the first five months of 1992, Metro's continuing operations carried 637,839 passengers, up 0.8 percent from 632,627 a year ago.
 Metro Airlines is a regional airline which operates as American Eagle, serving 24 cities from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub.
 METRO AIRLINES, INC.
 Continuing Operations - Dallas/Fort Worth
 Month ended May 31: 1992 1991 Pct. change
 Passengers 143,577 139,912 2.6
 Revenue passenger miles 33,383,894 32,792,517 1.8
 Available seat miles 46,282,211 49,138,202 (5.8)
 Load factor (as a percent) 72.1 66.7 5.4 pts.
 Five months ended May 31 1992 1991 Pct. change
 Passengers 637,839 632,627 0.8
 Revenue passenger miles 149,089,145 148,650,022 0.3
 Available seat miles 223,078,350 240,402,478 (7.2)
 Load factor (as a percent) 66.8 61.8 5.0 pts.
 Total Company Operations
 Month ended May 31 1992 1991 Pct. change
 Passengers 143,577 139,912 2.6
 Revenue passenger miles 33,383,894 32,792,517 1.8
 Available seat miles 46,282,211 49,138,202 (5.8)
 Load factor (as a percent) 72.1 66.7 5.4 pts.
 Five months ended May 31 1992 1991 Pct. change
 Passengers 637,839 733,453 (13.0)
 Revenue passenger miles 149,089,145 162,928,190 (8.5)
 Available seat miles 223,078,350 280,349,864 (20.4)
 Load factor (as a percent) 66.8 58.1 8.7 pts.
 -0- 6/4/92
 /CONTACT: Brian Miller of Metro Airlines, 214-453-4400, or Larry Howell of Howell Communications, 214-340-9994, for Metro Airlines/
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