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Volume 24 No. 181
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DC ARENA SPONSOR, USAIR, POSTS BIG LOSS FOR THE QUARTER

     USAir Group Inc. yesterday reported a third-quarter loss of
$180.1M and "predicted a continued drop in revenue for the
remainder of the year as its airline struggles to cut" $1B a year
in costs.  Airline officials estimated that as much as $40M of
this year's 3rdQ loss "is a direct result of passengers turning
to other airlines" after last month's crash of a USAir jetliner
outside Pittsburgh that killed 131 people.  USAir owns the naming
rights to the arena owned by Capitals/Bullets owner Abe Pollin
(WASHINGTON POST, 10/25).