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2013-02-04 20:20:04

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (OTC: PNCLQ) has named Ryan Gumm as senior vice president and chief operating officer, effective Feb. 5, 2013. Upon the Company's emergence from bankruptcy, Gumm will become president and chief executive officer, and John Spanjers will retire. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/CL29411LOGO ) "We're excited to welcome Ryan to the executive leadership team," said Pinnacle Airlines President and CEO John...

2010-07-08 09:10:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Grass Airport announced today that Delta Air Lines will offer new non-stop service between Lexington, Kentucky and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Two daily flights will be offered beginning September 7, 2010. "Today's announcement of Delta's new Minneapolis service is a welcome addition to our already strong Delta flight schedule," said Brian Ellestad, deputy director of air service and community relations at Blue Grass Airport. "Our customers will...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell two of its wholly owned regional airline subsidiaries, Mesaba and Compass Airlines. Mesaba has been sold to Memphis, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (Nasdaq: PNCL) for $62.0 million, and Compass has been sold to St. Louis-based Trans States Holdings, Inc. for $20.5 million. Pinnacle and Trans States are both large and experienced...

2010-06-10 11:00:00

ATLANTA, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a major enhancement of its domestic schedule, with plans to make First Class service available on all domestic flights longer than 750 miles, or about two and one-half hours of flight time, beginning this fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) The enhancement means Delta customers can enjoy the benefits of First Class service on more domestic flights, and SkyMiles members...

2010-05-17 20:41:00

PHOENIX, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MESA) announced today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled against the Company's subsidiary Freedom Airlines in its litigation with Delta Air Lines regarding Delta's efforts to terminate an agreement covering 22 regional jet aircraft. The litigation stemmed from Delta's asserted termination of the Freedom Airlines agreement based upon flights canceled at Delta's request,...

2009-11-06 18:13:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MESA AIR GROUP, INC. (Nasdaq: MESA) today announced that the timeframe for United Airlines to exercise its renewal rights with respect to extending Mesa's operation of 26 CRJ-200 aircraft under its code-share agreement with United Airlines has expired. Mesa plans to work with United Airlines on an orderly transition plan, but, in any event, the date of exit from service is expected to be no later than April 30, 2010. (Logo:...

2009-10-29 15:00:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MESA AIR GROUP, INC. (Nasdaq: MESA) today announced that United Airlines has exercised its early termination rights for Mesa's operation of 10 Dash-8 turboprop aircraft under Mesa's code-share agreement with United Airlines. Mesa plans to work with United Airlines on an orderly transition plan, but, in any event, the date of exit from service is expected to be no later than April 30, 2010. (Logo:...

2009-07-02 05:00:00

PHOENIX, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MESA) (the "Company") announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed the preliminary injunction against Delta Air Lines ("Delta"), which enjoined Delta from terminating Freedom Airlines' Delta Connection Agreement covering certain ERJ-145 aircraft (the "Agreement"). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990210/LAW065) On May 29, 2008 the United States District Court for the...

2008-12-10 16:20:00

Pilots express need for company to build trust, follow contract to be successful PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of working under a substandard contract, the Mesa Air Group (Nasdaq: MESA) pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), today ratified a new agreement that contains numerous industry-standard and industry-leading provisions. However, the pilot group was split nearly even on their support for this agreement, indicating that much work...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

By Bloomberg News Mesa Air Group Inc., the regional carrier that operates flights for bigger airlines, cut 250 jobs including pilots partly because of a terminated contract with Delta Air Lines Inc. About 100 of the positions were at the corporate level, and 150 were pilots, most of whom flew jets for Delta, said Brian Gillman, general counsel for Phoenix-based Mesa. No further job reductions are planned, Gillman said. The cuts, 6.1 percent of Mesa's work force, are related to an...