Vanguard Airlines’ Seventh MD-80-Series Aircraft Enters Service

14th Feb 2002

Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VNGD) today announced its seventh MD-80-series aircraft has begun revenue service. The Boeing MD-80 jet, a modern, fuel-efficient, new-generation aircraft, is configured to seat 132 passengers, including 12 SkyBox? Business Class seats. The aircraft is the second MD-80 aircraft delivered to Vanguard in the last two weeks. Both aircraft are leased from a special purpose subsidiary managed by debis AirFinance, a global airline leasing company headquartered in Amsterdam.

“MD-80-series aircraft now constitute half our fleet,” said Scott Dickson, Vanguard’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “The reliability and comfort of these aircraft has been well-received. We expect to add several more MD-80 aircraft to the fleet over the course of this year, allowing us to increase service on existing routes, bring our low fares to more cities and offer increased employment opportunities to Kansas City.”

This aircraft operates in conjunction with the airline’s January 31 schedule, which added MD-80 service to Atlanta and Los Angeles, and transitioned all the Company’s Denver flights to MD-80-series aircraft featuring SkyBox? Business Class service.

Vanguard Airlines, Kansas City’s Hometown Airline, provides convenient all-jet service to 16 cities nationwide: Atlanta, Austin, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach (March 28), 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 seven Boeing 737s and seven Boeing MD-80-series aircraft, which feature SkyBox? Business Class service. For more information or to make reservations online, visit Vanguard’s Web site at




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