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USAIR REPORTS MAY TRAFFIC

 ARLINGTON, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- USAir today reported that its passenger load factor for May was up slightly from May of 1992. USAir's capacity in available seat miles flown was down 3.1 percent from May of last year, but its traffic in revenue passenger miles flown was down only 1.9 percent. Passenger boardings were down 4.6 percent.
 USAir has been reducing its capacity to better match market demand, which accounts for the decrease in available seat miles flown.
 During the first five months of 1993, USAir's load factor was 57.5 percent, up 2.7 points from the same period of last year. Traffic in revenue passenger miles was up 3.8 percent, while capacity in available seat miles was down 1.1 percent.
 Percent Year Percent
 May Change to date Change
 1993 1992 1993 1992
 RPMs (000) 2,922,895 2,980,850 (1.9) 13,906,357 13,401,286 3.8
 ASMs (000) 5,000,074 5,161,251 (3.1) 24,184,291 24,461,950 (1.1)
 Passenger Load
 Factor 58.5 pct 57.8 pct 0.7 pts 57.5 pct 54.8 pct 2.7 pts
 Avg. Passenger
 Journey (mi) 651.0 633.5 2.8 664.4 624.1 6.5
 Passengers
 Enplaned 4,490,103 4,705,134 (4.6) 20,932,109 21,473,903 (2.5)
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 /CONTACT: USAir Corporate Communications, 703-418-5100/
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