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TWA ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES IN AIRCRAFT SEATING; SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN LEG ROOM FOR ECONOMY AND BUSINESS CLASS PASSENGERS

 MT. KISCO, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans World Airlines, Inc. today announced a major change in the seating on all of its aircraft in a program designed to provide passengers with unique reasons to select the airline. The program, called "the most comfortable way to fly," begins with the addition of significantly more leg room in every economy and business class cabin on every plane in TWA's fleet.
 "Passengers will be provided enough room to comfortably cross their legs, stretch out and relax in a way they can't in any other major United States airline's domestic or transAtlantic economy or business class cabin," said Robert Cozzi, senior marketing advsior for TWA. "Our research also shows that TWA will offer more leg room across the Atlantic than such European competitors as Air France, British Airways, KLM, Alitalia and Lufthansa."
 The additional leg room is being achieved by removing rows of seats and spacing out the remaining seats to provide a significant increase in passenger comfort, with TWA's entire 168-plane fleet being reconfigured by March 1993.
 Robin Wilson and Glenn Zander, TWA's newly appointed co-chief executives, are emphasizing the importance of this program to TWA's major transAtlantic Services at meetings with employees and travel agents in Europe this week.
 "To accomplish this first phase in our comfort program, we've removed enough seats from our fleet to nearly fill Carnegie Hall," Cozzi added. "The economy section is being given special attention to support TWA's emphasis on providing real value to our customers."
 With respect to traveling in coach, "whether your budget requires it or your company mandates it, you're going to be more comfortable on TWA, wherever you sit at no extra cost," he said.
 The additional space in business class will also make TWA's service the most spacious in the air. Business class passengers will find that they have all of the room they need to work, enjoy their meal service and relax, more than is available on any other major U.S. airline flying in domestic or transAtlantic service. TWA's first class will continue to provide its traditional space and comfort.
 Zander and Wilson point out that TWA will be adding other passenger comfort and convenience improvements during 1993. "We are developing a number of additional amenities to position TWA with a uniquely comfortable product. Being distinctively better and offering real value has always been an important part of TWA's history and tradition," they said.
 The launch of the seating program is supported by an aggressive marketing campaign which in part emphasizes TWA employees' commitment to making their airline "the most comfortable way to fly."
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 /CONTACT: Don Fleming, corporate communications of TWA, 914-242-3760/


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