Vanguard Airlines Announces Major Hub Expansion

Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) today announced its continued expansion in Kansas City with the addition of three new nonstop routes from Kansas City International Airport beginning January 7, 2001. The Airline will introduce twice-daily nonstop service between Kansas City and Austin-Bergstom International Airport and add nonstop service from Kansas City to Buffalo, NY and Myrtle Beach, SC. Vanguard will provide the only nonstop service between Kansas City and these three cities. With this new service, Vanguard now offers nonstop, all-jet service to 12 cities from its hometown Kansas City hub.

Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, “We are excited to offer Kansas City even more nonstop service to points across the nation. From the majestic views of Niagara Falls and the beachside golf courses of Myrtle Beach to Texas’ high tech center in Austin, passengers can now bypass the hubs of the major airlines by connecting through Kansas City. Kansas City International Airport was recently voted the most people-friendly airport in the world, and our customers can now enjoy the convenience of this world-class airport as we offer more options to more cities with more convenient connections than ever before.”

Since August 1, Vanguard has added nonstop service to seven cities from its Kansas City hub including Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City. Beginning January 7, every weekday flight the Airline flies will pass through Kansas City.