Thursday, 26 November 2020

Mesa Air gets contract extension from American Airlines - Operating 40 CRJ-900s for five years

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The Phoenix, Arizona, based airline Mesa Air Group has confirmed that it has finalized a new contract with American Airlines to operate 40 CRJ-900s for a five-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

Under the previous contract 30, CRJ-900 aircraft were set to expire in 2021 with an additional 17 expiring in 2022, however, this new contract takes over from that contract. 

“I want to express my appreciation to the American Eagle team leaders who worked with us on this new contract,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Air Group. “This new contract will position Mesa for long term stability and improved performance on our American operation. This year has been difficult for our entire industry, but I’m thankful that despite the obstacles, American has chosen to continue its long-standing relationship with Mesa.”

“I want to thank everyone involved for making this deal happen, especially our employees, who have shown unmatched professionalism and dedication throughout this difficult year,” said Brad Rich, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Efficiency and flexibility have been the pillars of our operation and the key to our low-cost structure. We are optimistic about our relationship with American and believe this new contract will be beneficial to both parties.”

Mesa Airlines, a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 101 cities in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico as well as cargo services out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. As of October 31st, 2020, Mesa operated a fleet of 146 aircraft with approximately 342 daily departures and 3,200 employees. Mesa operates all of its flights as either American Eagle, United Express, or DHL Express flights pursuant to the terms of capacity purchase agreements entered into with American Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., and DHL.

Photo Mesa Air

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