Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines

Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 and headquartered in Phoenix since 1998, Mesa Airlines provides regional air service for American Airlines under the American Eagle and US Airways Express brands and for United Airlines under the United Express banner. Mesa operates 100+ aircraft with more than 500 daily system departures to 92 cities, 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company's agreements with its partners are among the longest in the regional industry and extend to 2025 (American/US Airways) and 2020 (United).

Latest News

- Only Large Regional Jet Operator with a United Airlines Career Path Program - 03/22/2018
- New four year pilot contract ratified 7/12/2017.
$50,000 bonus with $22,500 paid out at the completion of IOE and $20,000 paid at the end of year three if a pilot has not upgraded to captain. Additional $2,500 sign on bonus for CL-65 rated pilots who choose the CRJ. $5,000 additional for pilots who are type rated on the CRJ, E175 or E145 and have a minimum of 500 hours of part 121 flying in type.
- High training success rate executed by company pilots.
- Rapid upgrades due to fleet growth ( 12+ E175 Aircraft Arriving in 2017 to be flown for United)
- Hired by line pilots, trained by line pilots.

Hiring Information

Accepting Resumes


  No. of Pilots Source & Notes
October '18
Actual Hiring

Interviewees from Previous Month

November '18
Projected Hiring

Interviewees from Previous Month

December '18
Projected Hiring
Unknown Unknown or N/A


  Minimum Competitive Preferred
Total Time 1500 2000  
Last 6 Months: 0 100
Multi Time: 25 0 350 0
Turboprop Time: 0 0 0 0
Jet Time: 0 0 0 0
Certificate Commercial ATP ATP
ATP Written No Yes Yes
Regional Jet
Standards Certification
No No Yes
Education No College Required 2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree
Age: 21  

Resume Submittal

Updated Sep 18, 2018

Recent Mesa Airlines New Hires

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Year 20$108/hr$105/hr$99/hr
Year 19$105/hr$102/hr$98/hr
Year 18$103/hr$100/hr$96/hr
Year 17$101/hr$98/hr$95/hr
Year 16$99/hr$96/hr$93/hr
Year 15$96/hr$94/hr$92/hr
Year 14$94/hr$91/hr$89/hr
Year 13$92/hr$89/hr$87/hr
Year 12$90/hr$86/hr$84/hr
Year 11$87/hr$84/hr$82/hr
Year 10$84/hr$81/hr$80/hr
Year 9$82/hr$79/hr$77/hr
Year 8$79/hr$77/hr$75/hr
Year 7$77/hr$75/hr$73/hr
Year 6$75/hr$73/hr$71/hr
Year 5$73/hr$71/hr$69/hr
Year 4$71/hr$69/hr$67/hr
Year 3$69/hr$67/hr$65/hr
Year 2$67/hr$65/hr$64/hr$38/hr
Year 1$64/hr$63/hr$62/hr$36/hr
CRJ 900
Embraer 175
CRJ 900,
Embraer 175,

Monthly Guarantee

Line: 76 hours
Reserve: 76 hours

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Career Earnings Considerations


Your airline pilot career and earnings will be influenced by your seniority. The sooner you begin flying for an airline, the higher your seniority will be, impacting your monthly schedule, vacation time, crew base location, and captain upgrade wait time.

Career Earnings Comparison

After starting as a junior First Officer you'll begin gaining seniority, which will determine when you upgrade to Captain. This increase in responsibility comes with a significant earnings increase. The sooner you start gaining seniority, the quicker you will realize this earnings increase. Take a look at how the training path you take can impact your seniority and total career earnings, based on the chart above:

Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program »
  • 2 Years: zero experience to 1,500 hours
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Local FBO
  • 4-5 Years: 1-2 years training, plus 3 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Collegiate Flight Training Program
  • 6 Years: 4 years college, plus 2 years gaining experience
  • Total Career Earnings: $0
Regional Airline
Upgrade Time: 3 years
Years at Airline: 10 years
Major Airline
Upgrade Time: 5 years
Years at Airline: 15 years
Current Age
Updated Sep 18, 2018

Domiciles, Fleet , & Contact

Current Fleet, Orders & Options

CRJ 900 Current Fleet 64
CRJ-700 Current Fleet 20
Embraer 175 Current Fleet 60

Contact Information

ContactMarcin Kolodziejczyk
Phone 602-685-4065
Email[email protected]
Mailing Address410 N. 44th St.
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Updated Sep 18, 2018
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