United and Mesa to Expand Embraer 175 Fleet and Operations

By Jesse Sokolow on 13 September 2013
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DSC_4666United Airlines and Mesa Air Group announced a new agreement under which Mesa will add 30 Embraer 175 aircraft and continue to operate its fleet of 20 Bombardier CRJ 700 planes.

United Airlines and Mesa Air Group announced a new agreement under which Mesa will add 30 Embraer 175 aircraft and continue to operate its fleet of 20 Bombardier CRJ 700 planes.

Mesa will place new United-owned Embraer 175 jets into service over the next two years. The airline will hire approximately 350 pilots, 300 flight attendants, and 200 maintenance and other support personnel to assist with the operation of the additional aircraft.

Mesa makes over 425 daily flights to 82 cities covering 32 states, Mexico, and the District of Columbia, as both United Express and US Airways Express, in addition to independent operations in Hawaii. The airline was founded in 1982 and has 2,000 employees.

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