Mesa Air Group Announces Personnel Changes

  Mesa Air Group Announces Personnel Changes

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- September 4, 2013

Mesa Air Group, Inc. (the "Company") announced today the appointment of
Christopher J. Pappaioanou as President of go!, the Company’s low-cost
interisland division in Hawaii. Pappaioanou has served a variety of roles
within Mesa’s Legal and Human Resources departments since joining the Company
in 2001, having first started his career with the airline as a ramp agent in
Telluride, Colorado, and serving most recently as Vice President & General
Counsel. Prior to working at Mesa, he was an associate at the national law
firm Ogletree Deakins in Charleston, S.C. Pappaioanou holds a Bachelor of
Science degree from Ball State University and a J.D. from Indiana University
School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mesa is also pleased to announce Brian Gillman’s return as Executive Vice
President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mesa Air Group. Gillman
previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary for Mesa Air Group, Inc., from 2001 to 2011. Since 2011, Gillman
served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at
Global Aviation Holdings. He began his airline career as Vice President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Vanguard Airlines. Gillman holds a
J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and a B.B.A. degree in
Accounting from the University of Iowa.

“We are delighted to have Chris in his new role guiding the team at go!. We
are confident that his leadership, dedication and hard work will be a welcomed
addition. Given his diverse background over his years at Mesa, Chris is
particularly well suited to tackle the many tasks he will have at go! as
President. We also offer a very warm welcome to our old friend Brian in his
return as the airline’s chief legal officer. Brian has done a tremendous job
in the past, and we look forward to his participation on the Mesa team,” said
Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO.

Mesa currently operates 71 aircraft with approximately 425 daily system
departures to 82 cities, 32 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.


Mesa Air Group
In Hawaii
Chris Pappaioanou, 602-820-9181
All Other Questions:
Jonathan Ornstein, 602-685-4010
Brian Gillman, 602-685-4051
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