Fortitude was rewarded in the 90’s when two gainful alliances were made to allow considerable extensions. Taking benefits when they are apparent is the only option, which Mesa saw as well as many other airlines. By viewing Mesa Airlines from another angle, you will see many more aspects.
Back in 1980 Mesa Airlines was born thanks to two people, Larry and Jane Risley. The airline changed its name to Mesa Air Shuttle, in 1982, and operated out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the next five years. After some time the company relocated their main hub to Arizona and started looking for partners to share codes with. The practice of code sharing agreements is extremely common within the airlines industry and all major and minor airlines do it. Eventually Mesa did a code sharing agreement with America West Airlines in 1992.
Mesa is just one of a few airlines that are interrelated due to the interest in the Mesa Air Group.
One such relative of Mesa is go! Mokulele which is a regional carrier providing service in the Hawaiian Islands. This affiliate owns a group of Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, which are centered in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mesa originally developed “go” in 2006, where upon a code share alliance took shape with Mokulele Airlines. This assures service to the islands that would otherwise not be available for the landing of larger planes.
Mesa Airlines decided to move over to offer Hawaii services and so they came up with their sub-brand “go!”. However there have been problems for Mesa in this market with other airlines. The airlines in question were Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. They filed lawsuits in regards to Mesa’s unfair business practices. Mesa was accused of cutting their prices very low and it was actually blamed for the death of Aloha Airlines in spring 2008. It certainly appears that the airline had a number of problems when during its time in Hawaii. In the beginning of 2008 the Federal Aviation Administration did an investigation into Mesa’s aircrew policies due to a scheduled flight overshooting its destination because of the two pilots apparently falling asleep.
The Chapter 11 proceedings ended in March 2011, and when Mesa arrived out of it their financial situation was very good. They have been able to continue profitable operations since that time servicing regional destinations in the US. To make sure that valuable people with experience are running Mesa, they have drafted in important management personnel.