February 25, 2015
Mesa Airlines expands fleet with seven new CRJ900 aircraft
Mesa Airlines has been selected by American Airlines to operate seven new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft for a 10-year term under the American Eagle brand. The aircraft, recently purchased by Mesa, will bring the total number of CRJ900s operated by the company to 64. Mesa will take delivery of the additional aircraft from the Bombardier factory beginning in July, with all aircraft received by September 2015. Since March 2013, Mesa has grown significantly – doubling the size of the company, creating 900 new positions, and providing job security and enhanced opportunities for all its employees. During this time, Mesa added 19 CRJ900 aircraft to the fleet it operates for American and 19 new E175 aircraft for United. The addition of these seven aircraft and 11 new E175s scheduled for delivery will bring Mesa’s fleet total to 115 aircraft in 2015.