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RENO AIR ANNOUNCES JULY TRAFFIC

    RENO, Nev., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada-based Reno Air (NASDAQ: RENO (common stock), RENOW (warrants); PSE: RNO (common stock), RNO WS (warrants)), which recently opened a second hub in San Jose, Calif., flew 95.6 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July. Capacity for July was 148.9 million available seat miles (ASMs), producing a load factor of 64.2 percent.  The airline, which commenced operations in San Jose on July 15, carried 185,053 passengers last month, the highest passenger total in the carrier's 13-month history of flight operations.
    "We're very pleased with the response to our new service in San Jose," said Reno Air President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Erickson.  "With a predominant leisure market in our hometown of Reno/Tahoe, and an exemplary business market in the San Jose area, Reno Air is nicely positioned with strength and diversity in the Western region."
    Reno Air currently serves Seattle, Portland, Ore., San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Ontario, Calif., as well as Reno/Tahoe and San Jose.  The carrier, which operated one aircraft in July 1992, had 11 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series jets in service last month, and has recently taken delivery of two additional MD-80s.  The company is currently scheduled to obtain additional aircraft this fall.
                     RENO AIR JULY TRAFFIC STATISTICS
                                  July 1992       July 1993
    RPMs (000)                     10,563          95,591
    ASMs (000)                     17,015         148,959
    Load Factor (percent)            62.1            64.2
    Passengers                     18,729         185,053
    -0-             08/05/93
    CONTACT:  Sue Putnam, manager of public relations of Reno Air, 702-686-3874
    (RENO RNO) CO:  RENO AIR INC. IN:  AIR ST:  CA,NV


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