Mesa Air signs critical new contract with American Airlines

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Nov 25, 2020

MESA, AZ — Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it finalized a key contract to keep operating flights for American Airlines Inc. for at least another five years.

The regional airline has operated flights for American and United Airlines for years, but the majority of Mesa’s previous contract with American was set to expire in 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic delayed negotiation talks between the two airlines earlier this year

Under the new five-year term, which starts on Jan. 1, Mesa (Nasdaq: MESA) will operate 40 CRJ-900s jets for American, under the American Eagle brand. Under the previous contract 30 CRJ-900 aircraft were set to expire in 2021 with an additional 17 expiring in 2022.

Read the full article at Phoenix Business Journal.