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Mesa Air Group, Inc. Reports June Traffic Including Go! Hawai’I's Low Fare Airline

July 9, 2008

PHOENIX, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Mesa Air Group, Inc. reported its preliminary traffic figures for June 2008. Year-over-year available seat miles decreased 12.69% in June 2008 to 669,283,000 compared to 766,574,000 in June 2007. Revenue passenger miles decreased 15.28% from 621,100,000 in 2007 to 526,170,000 in 2008. Passenger enplanements decreased 23.05% from 1,466,185 in June 2007 to 1,128,237 in June 2008. Year-over-year load factor for the month of June was 78.62% in 2008 compared to 81.02% in 2007. Mesa’s on-time performance for June was 67.6%.

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go!’s preliminary traffic figures for June 2008 indicate that its operations generated 17.9 million available seat miles, 12.3 million revenue passenger miles and 86,021 passengers, compared with 63,965 in June 2007. Load factor for June 2008 was 68.65%, compared to 72.07% for the same period in 2007. Hawai’i's low fare airline recorded an on-time performance rate of 84%.

   June Results             Jun-08         Jun-07        Change   Revenue Passenger    Miles (000)             526,170        621,100       -15.28%   Available Seat    Miles (000)             669,283        766,574       -12.69%   Passengers Carried       1,128,237      1,466,185     -23.05%   Load Factor              78.62%         81.02%        (2.4) pts     Year-to-date Results     YTD 08         YTD 07        Change   Revenue Passenger    Miles (000)             3,007,159      3,519,537     -14.56%   Available Seat    Miles (000)             4,061,101      4,593,792     -11.60%   Passengers Carried       6,803,681      8,356,278     -18.58%   Load Factor              74.05%         76.62%        (2.6) pts     

“Unfortunately much of the operation was impacted by severe weather and air traffic control issues significantly impacting our on time performance,” said Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. Adding, “I would like once more to thank our employees for their superb effort and continued support.”

Mesa currently operates 180 aircraft with over 800 daily system departures to 124 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico. Mesa operates as Delta Connection, US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines and go!. In June 2006 Mesa launched inter-island Hawaiian service as go! This operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees and was awarded Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine in 1992 and 2005. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners.

Web site: http://www.mesa-air.com/

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CONTACT: Paul Skellon, Vice President Corporate Communications of MesaAir Group, Inc., +1-602-685-4162, paul.skellon@mesa-air.com

Web site: http://www.mesa-air.com/




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