Vanguard Airlines Receives Fifth MD-80-Series Aircraft

Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) has added a fifth MD-80-series aircraft to its fleet. The Company this week took delivery of the Boeing MD-80 aircraft, which is configured to seat 132 passengers, including 12 SkyBox? Business Class seats. The aircraft will operate in conjunction with the airline`s September 9 schedule, which adds MD-80 service to Pittsburgh.

Scott Dickson, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, “We continue to increase routes that operate with MD-80-series aircraft. The September 9 addition of Pittsburgh will mark the eighth Vanguard destination to be served with the MD-80 business class SkyBox?. We have commitments to lease four more MD-80-series aircraft for the balance of 2001. These aircraft will be used for both replacement of 737 aircraft and for growth, including the introduction of a new destination later this year. We look forward to giving more passengers the opportunity to experience our superior service aboard these aircraft.”

Each of Vanguard`s MD-80-series aircraft offers a SkyBox? Business Class cabin featuring leather seats, enhanced meal service and personalized attention-all at an affordable price. SkyBox? Business Class is available for sale through travel agents or by calling 1-800-VANGUARD. Passengers holding Vanguard tickets may upgrade to SkyBox? at check-in for $50 per segment, as long as space is available.

Vanguard Airlines, Kansas City`s Hometown Airline, provides convenient all-jet service to 14 cities nationwide: Atlanta, Austin, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The airline offers low fares with no advance-purchase requirements, advanced seat assignment and extra legroom on all flights with a fleet of nine Boeing 737s and five Boeing MD-80-series aircraft, which feature SkyBoxä Business Class service. For more information or to make reservations online, visit Vanguard`s Web site at Vanguard Airlines, you`ll like where we`re going.