Vanguard Airlines Reports August Traffic

Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) reported that for the month of August 2000 traffic decreased 5 percent to approximately 83.4 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in August 2000 from approximately 87.7 million in August 1999. Capacity increased 15 percent to approximately 146.6 million available seat miles (ASMs) in August 2000 versus 127.9 million in August 1999. Load factor decreased approximately 12 points to 56.9 percent in August 2000 from approximately 68.6 percent in August 1999.


Year-to-date RPMs increased 15 percent to approximately 661.3 million in 2000 from approximately 572.9 million in 1999. Year-to-date ASMs increased 34 percent to approximately 1,087.8 million in 2000 from approximately 814.2 million in 1999. Year-to-date load factor decreased approximately 10 points to 60.8 percent in 2000 from 70.4 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 twelve cities: Atlanta, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles (beginning October 12), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New York-LaGuardia (beginning October 1), 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 or to book a reservation online, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.FlyVanguard.com.

RPMs (000)
August 2000: 83,410
August 1999: 87,702
% Change: (5)%
YTD 2000: 661,258
YTD 1999: 572,880
% Change: 15%

ASMs (000)
August 2000: 146,631
August 1999: 127,938
% Change: 15%
YTD 2000: 1,087,827
YTD 1999: 814,182
% Change: 34%

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Load Factor
August 2000: 56.9%
August 1999: 68.6%
Change: (12) Pts.
YTD 2000: 60.8%
YTD 1999: 70.4%
Change: (10) Pts.

Passengers
August 2000: 164,631
August 1999: 191,970
% Change: (14)%
YTD 2000: 1,376,586
YTD 1999: 1,259,813
% Change: 9%

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