Mesa Air 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.