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Mesa Air Selected as Regional Airline of the Year

Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced
today that Air Transport World had selected the Company as 2005 Regional
Airline of the Year. Mesa was recognized by ATW for its exemplary service
to the public as well as completing a successful business restructuring
during one of the most difficult periods in the history of commercial
aviation. Air Transport World is the leading monthly magazine serving the
airline and commercial aircraft manufacturing industries and the ATW
Awards are one of the most coveted and valued honors an airline can
receive. Since the ATW Airline Achievement Awards program was created in
1974, Mesa is the first airline to have won the Regional Airline of the
Year award twice. The ATW Award winners are selected by the magazine’s
editorial staff after a lengthy consultative process. “ATW’s recognition of Mesa as 2005 Regional Airline of the Year is a
wonderful achievement for our Company,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa’s
Chairman and CEO. “The selection of Mesa for this honor is a validation of
the hard work and dedication of our 5,000 employees. This recognition is
especially gratifying given the current state of the airline industry. We
appreciate the confidence our airline partners have placed in our
operations and would like to thank all of the 10 million passengers who
chose to fly with us last year. While we will undoubtedly face challenges
going forward, we are confident that if we remain true to the principles
of our founder, the late Larry L. Risley, Mesa will be well positioned for
the future. All of our folks have done a wonderful job and we thank them
for their extraordinary contribution to our current success.”