Mesa and United Strike Pact for Fleet Restructuring

Mesa Air Group has announced an agreement with United Airlines to replace eight 50 seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft with two 66 seat Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft.

The two CRJ-700s will be added to Mesa's existing contract. The aircraft will enter service in the spring of 2008 and have a 10 year term.

"We are delighted to add larger, longer term aircraft to our fleet with United," said Mesa Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. "We very much appreciate their confidence in Mesa and look forward to working with the United team."

Once the aircraft enter service in 2008, Mesa will operate a total of 22 CRJ-700 aircraft for United Express. These two new CRJ-700 aircraft are in addition to a previously announced order for 10 CRJ-700's which will progressively join the fleet beginning in 2008.

Mesa currently operates 185 aircraft with over 1,100 daily system departures to 184 cities, 45 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico.

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