Mesa Air Group October Traffic

PRNewswire-FirstCall PHOENIX Nov. 4 :

Mesa Air Group reported its preliminary traffic figures for October 2003.
Year-over-year revenue passenger miles increased 58.5% in October 2003 to
320.2 million, compared to 201.9 million in October 2002. Total available
seat miles increased 39.9% in October 2003 to 479.7 million from 342.8
million in October 2002 and passengers carried increased 38.0% to 706,420
from 511,926 a year ago. Load factor increased to 66.7% in October 2003
versus 58.9% in October 2002, an increase of 7.8 points. Controllable
completion factor for the month was 98.07% while the on time arrival rate
was 80.08%.

“The implementation of our regional jet expansion continues on track with
our partners America West, United Airlines, and US Airways. I`d like to
thank all of our employees for their continuing hard work and dedication,”
said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa`s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.