Mesa Air Group to Extend Partnership with US Airways
PHOENIX -- February 28, 2013
MesaAir Group,Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with US
Airways, Inc. to add an additional nine aircraft to its fleet of 38 CRJ-900
aircraft. The term of this new agreement is eight years.
Under the agreement, Mesa will continue to provide US Airways Express service
out of US Airways’ hubs in Phoenix, AZ and Charlotte, NC.
The CRJ-900 configured with 76 seats including 9 first class, is one of the
world’s fastest and quietest commercial aircraft.
Mesa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ornstein in a message to
employees said, “The fact that we earned this business is very exciting and a
big step forward for our company and all of us here at Mesa, our turn-around
is just beginning.”
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Foley said, “Our
people have worked very hard to achieve industry leading operating performance
while maintaining a low cost structure. This new business is tangible
recognition of their efforts.”
Mesa currently operates a total of 62 aircraft with approximately 350 daily
system departures to 88 cities, 34 states, the District of Columbia, Canada,
and Mexico. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under
contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and
independently as go!. This operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island
airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue.
The Company was founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982.
This press release contains various forward-looking statements that are based
on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by and information
currently available to management. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable; it
can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct.
Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially
from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected.
Christopher Pappaioanou, 602-685-4052
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