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ROBERT PRIDDY

The third time's a charm for ROBERT PRIDDY, who founded two other airlines before creating ValuJet Airlines. Using unorthodox techniques like ticketless travel, flying secondhand DC-9 aircraft, and maintaining a low-frequency route system, Priddy has helped ValuJet grow to $350 million in sales, with regular service to 26 cities. Earnings should hit $67 million in 1995.


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