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Mesa Air Group Adds E175 to Certificate

Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today it received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to add the Embraer E175 to its operating certificate, a critical accomplishment in its goal of having the aircraft “on line on time.” Mesa will begin its E-Jet operations this summer with the first of 30 aircraft scheduled for delivery as part of its United Express operation.

“We are pleased to add this new generation aircraft to our fleet,” said Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “I would like to thank all our people involved with the E-Jet program, especially project leader Mike Ferverda. Many thanks to our friends at United Airlines, who were incredibly supportive of this project, as well as the folks at the FAA for their assistance throughout the process. We look forward to seeing the aircraft on line and creating new opportunities to expand our E175 fleet.”

“Our E175 certification program started more than 10 months ago and took team work, attention to detail and professionalism,” said Mike Ferverda, Senior Vice President of Aircraft Programs. “In particular, I would like to recognize our E-Jet operational group leaders, Artemis Bayandor, Timothy Boldt, Jeffrey Domrese, Tara Holland, Bryan Johnson and Craig McDannell for their outstanding efforts.

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Mesa Air Expands Partnership with American Airlines

Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines for the addition of six CRJ-900 aircraft to its fleet of 51 aircraft currently under contract with American. The term of the agreement covering the additional six aircraft is eight years.

“We are delighted to add these six CRJ-900 aircraft with our partners at American Airlines. With almost 40 aircraft scheduled for delivery over the next several years, Mesa is now the fastest growing airline in the country providing exciting opportunities and long-term job security for our people,” said Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “We would like to thank our partners at American for their continued confidence and we look forward to providing the highest quality service available.”

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Mesa Airlines Ranked No. 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 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.

For more information on Mesa Air Group regional airline, visit Mesa Air Group’s website at mesa-air.com.

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

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 ranked first among regional airlines for on-time arrivals, Mesa was ranked first among regional airlines for fewest mishandled bags and first among all air carriers for fewest complaints per 100,000 passengers – the “Triple Crown” of operational performance. This recognition and the Company’s strong operational performance reflect Mesa’s continued commitment to its Code Share Partners and Passengers.

Mesa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ornstein noted, “Our on-time performance for January continues the high on-time standard we have maintained throughout 2010 and 2011, and we are proud of DOT’s recognition. I would like to thank our people for their unified effort to provide the best regional airline experience, and I thank our customers for their continued patronage.”

Mesa Airlines currently operates 77 aircraft with over 395 daily system departures to 87 cities, 33 states, Mexico and the District of Columbia. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as go!. In June 2006, Mesa launched inter-island Hawai’i service as go! and in October 2009 formed a joint-venture with Mokulele Airlines. The go! Mokulele operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Hilo, Kona, Kahului, Ho’olehua, Lana’i and Lihu’e. Mesa Airlines, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 1,850 employees.

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