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Midway Airlines Announces It Will Expand Services At RDU

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RDU INTERNATIONAL (MAY 24, 2001) — Midway Airlines

has announced that itwill expand services at

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

byadding new flights and operating larger planes.

The move will make Midway the largest carrier at RDU. The carrier is taking reservations for new services that willbegin operation on or after July 1. Midway is adding two additionalflights to Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.

Flights to New Orleans and West Palm Beach, Fla., will continueto run twice daily, but Midway will replace smaller planescurrently used with 128-seat Boeing 737-700s, boosting availableseating by 30 percent.

The company has purchased 10 new Boeing 737-700s in the lastyear and is scheduled to receive 10 more by the end of 2001, saidBob Ferguson, Midway's chief executive officer. The new planes canfly longer routes, making it possible for the airline to initiateservice to Los Angeles beginning June 1, Ferguson said.

The airline and its commuter partner now offers nonstop serviceto 35 cities from the airport.