Mesa Air Group, Inc., the #1 On-time Regional Airline in 2010 and 2011, announces its #1 rank among US regional airlines for on-time arrivals in March 2012, as reported by US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics in the Air Travel Consumer Report,the industry recognized measure of performance. Mesa's operational performance has ranked it as the number one On-time Regional Airline every month since April 2010, and the latest award reinforces Mesa's continued commitment to serve our Code Share Partners and passengers with safe, reliable on-time air transportation. In addition to continuing its status as the number one on-time regional airline, Mesa was ranked first among regional carriers with the fewest mishandled bags and was ranked first among all airlines for having the fewest complaints per 100,000 passengers carried.
The airline's accomplishment is especially impressive given the airline's footprint of service in 34 states nationwide, including significant service at four of the nation's five busiest airports. Mesa Airlines operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as go!, a Low Fare airline which is about to enter its 6th year of offering low fares to visitors and residents of Hawai'i as the second largest inter-island airline based on passengers carried.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ornstein said: "We are proud to see the hard work of our people reflected in the high operational service levels reported by the DOT over the past three years. Not only have we been the number one regional airline each year, we have been the number one regional airline each month for 24 consecutive months – a terrific accomplishment by any standard. We look forward to continuing this focus on sound performance for the benefit of our partners and passengers and we thank both for their continued support."
Mesa Airlines currently operates 385 daily system departures to 88 cities, 34 states, Mexico, Canada, and the District of Columbia. The airline, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 2,800 employees.
Mesa Air Group, Inc.
Christopher Pappaioanou, 602-685-4052