Jonathan Ornstein Archives

Mesa Airlines adding 18 Embraer 175 aircraft

E175 330 Phoenix

Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced the expansion of its agreement with United Airlines to operate three additional Embraer 175 aircraft, bringing the total number of United Express aircraft operated by Mesa to 68. In October, the company announced an agreement for the addition of 15 new aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2016, which has now… Read More →

Mesa Airlines tops $1M in employee performance bonuses


Mesa Airlines, Inc. has announced that it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers. Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also… Read More →

Mesa Airlines CEO helps company grow after a rough ride


One of the longest serving CEOs in the airline industry, Jonathan Ornstein returned for his second tour with Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines in 1998 as president and CEO and was named chairman of the board in 1999. In March 2011, Ornstein helped Mesa emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in one of the shortest time periods in… Read More →

Mesa Airlines celebrates company’s 100th regional jet


Employees of Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines celebrated the arrival of the company’s 100th regional jet at its Phoenix hangar. The 76-seat E175, new from the Embraer factory in Brazil, was greeted by hundreds of Mesa employees, who enjoyed lunch and tours of the new aircraft. “Taking delivery of our 100th jet is truly a great moment… Read More →

Mesa Airlines strikes deal with Bombardier


Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement in principle, subject to definitive documentation, with Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. for the purchase of seven new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to operate under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with a major U.S. airline. The aircraft will be purchased new from Bombardier and will bring the total… Read More →

Mesa Airlines Ranked No. 1 On-Time Regional Airline

Mesa Airline number 1 on-time regional airline

Mesa Air Group, Inc., the No. 1 On-time Regional Airline in 2010 and 2011, announces its No. 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… Read More →

Mesa Airlines Begins 3rd Consecutive Year As No. 1 On-Time Regional Airline

Mesa Airlines, Airline Fee
by in Business News

Mesa Airlines (Mesa Air Group, Inc.), the No. 1 On-Time Regional Airline in 2010 and 2011, is pleased to announce its No. 1 rank among U.S. regional airlines for on-time arrivals in January 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report, the industry recognized measure of performance. In addition to being… Read More →