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STATESWEST ANNOUNCES STRONGEST PASSENGER MONTH IN ITS HISTORY

    STATESWEST ANNOUNCES STRONGEST PASSENGER MONTH IN ITS HISTORY
    PHOENIX, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- StatesWest Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAL, SWALP) reported October 1991 passenger enplanements were up 94.3 percent to 34,184 compared to 17,594 for October 1990. The carrier's October 1991 traffic capacity was 12,680,017 available seat miles (ASM) producing a load factor for that period of 45.7 percent.  ASMs for October 1990 totaled 6,079,069 producing a load factor for that period of 39.4 percent.  Traffic increased 141.6 percent to 5,790,247 revenue passenger miles compared to the October 1990 figure of 2,396,577.
    Rudy R. Miller, chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, "StatesWest's passenger enplanements continue to grow with a new company record of 34,184 passengers in October.  Traffic for October operating results were particularly encouraging because of the trend of increasing yields and average ticket fares."
    Operating results for the month of October 1991 and 1990:
                                                              Percent
                              Oct. 1991        Oct. 1990      change
    Passenger enplanements       34,184           17,594      + 94.3
    Available seat
     miles (ASM)             12,680,017        6,079,069     + 108.6
    Revenue passenger
     miles (RPM)              5,790,247        2,396,577     + 141.6
    Load factor (pct)              45.7             39.4    + 6.3 pts
    StatesWest, operating under a code-share agreement with both USAir and Northwest Airlines, has one of the most fuel efficient fleets of prop-jet aircraft in the United States.  The airline operates 168 daily departures serving passengers in 16 cities in California, Arizona and Nevada.
    -0-                      11/11/91
    /CONTACT:  Rudy R. Miller or Mary A. Nance of StatesWest, 602-225-0504/
    (SWAL SWALP) CO:  StatesWest Airlines Inc. ST:  Arizona IN:  AIR SU: CH-KJ -- SD003 -- 3062 11/11/91 13:05 EST
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