Vanguard Airlines Reports November Traffic

Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) reported that traffic for the month of November 2000 increased 14 percent to approximately 78.2 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 2000 from approximately 68.9 million in November 1999. Capacity increased 15 percent to approximately 138.5 million available seat miles (ASMs) in November 2000 versus 120.2 million in November 1999. Load factor decreased approximately 0.8 points to 56.5 percent in November 2000 from 57.3 percent in November 1999.


Year-to-date RPMs increased 13 percent to approximately 886.5 million in 2000 from approximately 785.9 million in 1999. Year-to-date ASMs increased 27 percent to approximately 1,488.2 million in 2000 from approximately 1,175.6 million in 1999. Year-to-date load factor decreased approximately seven points to 59.6 percent in 2000 from 66.9 percent in 1999.


Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines, which began service in December 1994, is a value-priced, 100 percent ticketless passenger airline. The airline provides convenient, scheduled jet service to thirteen cities: Atlanta, Austin (beginning Jan. 7, 2001), Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New York-LaGuardia, New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The Company employs approximately 950 full-time equivalent employees and currently operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 737s. For more information on Vanguard, visit the Company’s Web site at www.flyvanguard.com.


RPMs (000)
Nov. 2000: 78,232
Nov. 1999: 68,904
% Change: 14%
YTD 2000: 886,524
YTD 1999: 785,898
% Change: 13%

ASMs (000)
Nov. 2000: 138,484
Nov. 1999: 120,219
% Change: 15%
YTD 2000: 1,488,177
YTD 1999: 1,175,563
% Change: 27%

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Load Factor
Nov. 2000: 56.5%
Nov. 1999: 57.3%
Change: (0.8) Pts.
YTD 2000: 59.6%
YTD 1999: 66.9%
Change: (7) Pts.

Passengers
Nov. 2000: 121,806
Nov. 1999: 153,289
% Change: (21)%
YTD 2000: 1,763,991
YTD 1999: 1,735,183
% Change: 2%

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