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STATESWEST BREAKS AUGUST PASSENGER BOARDING RECORD

 STATESWEST BREAKS AUGUST PASSENGER BOARDING RECORD
 PHOENIX, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- StatesWest Airlines Inc.


reported August 1992 passenger enplanements were up 10.7 percent to 32,763, compared to 29,602 for August 1991. The carrier's August 1992 traffic capacity was 9,495,036 available seat miles (ASM), producing a load factor for that period of 48.7 percent. ASMs for August 1991 totaled 11,221,920, producing a load factor for that period of 44.7 percent. Traffic decreased 7.7 percent to 4,628,171 revenue passenger miles, compared to the August 1991 figure of 5,016,451.
 Rudy R. Miller, StatesWest's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to announce a record number of August passenger enplanements and the highest load factor ever recorded for that period. StatesWest's results reflect a more efficient route system with decreased available seat miles and revenue passenger miles which is part of its cost-cutting fleet reorganization program." Miller added, "Initial bookings for September look strong, and fare increases are starting to firm up and appear to be holding. The trends are all going in the right direction for StatesWest."
 STATESWEST AIRLINES INC.
 Operating Results For The Month of August 1992 and 1991
 Aug. 1992 Aug. 1991 Percent
 Change
 Passenger enplanements 32,763 29,602 +10.7
 Available seat miles (ASM) 9,495,036 11,221,920 -15.4
 Revenue passenger
 miles (RPM) 4,628,171 5,016,451 -7.7
 Load factor (pct.) 48.7 44.7 +4.0pts
 StatesWest operates under code-share agreements with both USAir and Northwest Airlines feeding flights for the total travel network for USAir and flights to the Pacific-Rim system for Northwest Airlines. Traffic flows through the hub cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline operates approximately 4,000 monthly departures serving passengers in 12 western cities.
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 /CONTACT: Rudy R. Miller, chairman, president and CEO, or Mary A. Nance, 602-225-0504, both of StatesWest Airlines/ CO: StatesWest Airlines Inc. ST: California IN: AIR SU:


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