Mesa Airlines

formerly
Mesa Air Shuttle
Mesa Air

USA

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This airline started as Mesa Air Shuttle in 1980, changing to Mesa Air in 1983 and then to Mesa Airlines in 1985. First route was from its original base at Farmington to Albuquerque, both in New Mexico. Initially, Piper Navajo Chieftains were used, and even a single-engined Piper Saratoga - the only aircraft of that type ever used by a US airline as far as is known.

Having acquired some other commuter airlines (including Air Midwest) during the 1990s, Mesa, now based at Phoenix, is one of the largest regional carries in the U.S. It operates for American Airlines and United Airlines under the American Eagle and United Express brands respectively.

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Mesa Air Shuttle
Undated (early 1980s)

(From the collection of Don Henchel)
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Mesa Air Shuttle
April 1, 1981

(From the collection of Fred DeGuio)
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Mesa Air
May 1, 1985

(From the collection of Fred DeGuio)
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July 16, 1990
(From the collection of Fred DeGuio)
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DZ

June 15, 1997

DZ

January 24, 1999

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For quick comparison with other Mesa Airlines timetables,
visit the Mesa Airlines page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

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This page last updated October 30, 2016.