Vanguard Airlines Names Mark Peterson Vice President of Flight Operations

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vanguard Airlines, Inc.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Airlines, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   VNGD) announced today the appointment of Mark M. Peterson to the
 position of vice president of flight operations.  He will oversee all aspects
 of the Company's flight operations including flight safety, pilot training,
 in-flight operations and crew scheduling.
     Peterson joined Vanguard in 1995 and has held positions including manager
 of flight standards and FAA program designee.  He was most recently the chief
 pilot for the airline, managing Vanguard's 140 pilots in all facets of
 aircraft operations.  Before joining Vanguard, he was a career naval officer
 and pilot in the U.S. Navy where he acted as chief instructor pilot and
 commander in charge of the Navy's fleet replacement squadron for the E-6A
 (B-707).  Peterson holds master's degrees from the Naval War College and
 Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island.
     Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, "With Mark's
 long tenure here at Vanguard and his hands-on experience since early in the
 Company's history, he is an excellent match for this position.  In a year of
 many changes, Mark's 28 years of aviation experience will bring a fresh
 perspective to this position as we integrate MD-80 series aircraft into our
 fleet.  Mark's tremendous reputation among our flight crews is a testament to
 his leadership abilities.  We are fortunate to have him onboard."
     Mark Peterson said, "I am honored to fill this role at such an important
 time for the company.  We have a dedicated and well-trained group of pilots
 and flight attendants here at Vanguard, and I look forward to overseeing the
 continued successful integration of the MD-80s into our fleet."
     Peterson replaces William McKinney, who served as vice president of flight
 operations since April 1996.  "I've enjoyed my five years with Vanguard, and
 wish it the best success," said McKinney.
     "Bill has served Vanguard with ability and distinction and we wish him
 well in his new career," said Potter.
     Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines, which began service in December 1994,
 is a value-priced passenger airline.  The airline provides convenient all-jet
 service to 14 cities:  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 Company
 has approximately 950 full-time employees and currently operates a fleet of 11
 Boeing 737s and one MD-80.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site
 at http://www.flyvanguard.com .
 
 

SOURCE Vanguard Airlines, Inc.
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Airlines, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   VNGD) announced today the appointment of Mark M. Peterson to the
 position of vice president of flight operations.  He will oversee all aspects
 of the Company's flight operations including flight safety, pilot training,
 in-flight operations and crew scheduling.
     Peterson joined Vanguard in 1995 and has held positions including manager
 of flight standards and FAA program designee.  He was most recently the chief
 pilot for the airline, managing Vanguard's 140 pilots in all facets of
 aircraft operations.  Before joining Vanguard, he was a career naval officer
 and pilot in the U.S. Navy where he acted as chief instructor pilot and
 commander in charge of the Navy's fleet replacement squadron for the E-6A
 (B-707).  Peterson holds master's degrees from the Naval War College and
 Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island.
     Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, "With Mark's
 long tenure here at Vanguard and his hands-on experience since early in the
 Company's history, he is an excellent match for this position.  In a year of
 many changes, Mark's 28 years of aviation experience will bring a fresh
 perspective to this position as we integrate MD-80 series aircraft into our
 fleet.  Mark's tremendous reputation among our flight crews is a testament to
 his leadership abilities.  We are fortunate to have him onboard."
     Mark Peterson said, "I am honored to fill this role at such an important
 time for the company.  We have a dedicated and well-trained group of pilots
 and flight attendants here at Vanguard, and I look forward to overseeing the
 continued successful integration of the MD-80s into our fleet."
     Peterson replaces William McKinney, who served as vice president of flight
 operations since April 1996.  "I've enjoyed my five years with Vanguard, and
 wish it the best success," said McKinney.
     "Bill has served Vanguard with ability and distinction and we wish him
 well in his new career," said Potter.
     Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines, which began service in December 1994,
 is a value-priced passenger airline.  The airline provides convenient all-jet
 service to 14 cities:  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 Company
 has approximately 950 full-time employees and currently operates a fleet of 11
 Boeing 737s and one MD-80.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site
 at http://www.flyvanguard.com .
 
 SOURCE  Vanguard Airlines, Inc.