Mesaba Airlines to Build Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Des Moines International Airport

The $11.8 million maintenance facility will include four aircraft bays and handle scheduled maintenance for the carrier's fleet of 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 and new 76-seat CRJ900 aircraft.

Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners serve seven communities throughout Iowa, including Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Mason City, the Quad Cities, Sioux City and Waterloo.

In April, Northwest Airlines also announced a new 300-person reservations call center that will open in Sioux City later this year.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Airlines, Mesaba operates as a Northwest Airlink partner under service agreements with Northwest Airlines. The airline serves 72 cities in the United States and Canada from Northwest's three major hubs: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis. Mesaba operates an advanced fleet of regional jet and jet-prop aircraft, consisting of the 34-passenger Saab SF340, the 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 and the 76-passenger Bombardier CRJ900. Additional information can be found on Mesaba's Web site at

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