Mesaba getting 15 more CRJ's out of ATL

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MESABA TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 15 CRJ-900’s
November 7, 2008
By Chris Fink communications@mesaba.com
Mesaba Airlines has announced it was recently chosen by Delta Air Lines to receive 15 CRJ-900 NextGen aircraft, beginning in January of 2009. Mesaba will start taking delivery of this new allotment once the initial schedule of 36 CRJ-900 aircraft is completed in December.
"This announcement reinforces Mesaba's reputation of exceptional operating performance and competitive costs, which has continuously put us in position to explore new growth opportunities," said Mesaba President John Spanjers.
Mesaba will operate seven existing aircraft, which were manufactured within the past year, as well as eight new CRJ-900’s which are currently being produced for Delta by Bombardier. Mesaba will take delivery of these aircraft January through May of 2009. After undergoing conformity checks, the first aircraft will commence revenue service on February 12, with all 15 aircraft scheduled to be on-line by June.
The interior of these additional aircraft will be similar to that of the first 36 planes, and will feature the same 12 first class/64 coach class configuration as Mesaba’s current CRJ-900 fleet.
Mesaba will operate the new aircraft from Atlanta under the Delta Connection name, and will feature Delta’s blue, red and white livery.
Once this new delivery phase is completed, Mesaba will operate a fleet of 117 aircraft, including 51 CRJ-900’s, making Mesaba the largest operator of 76-seat aircraft in the Delta family."
 

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MESABA TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 15 CRJ-900’s
November 7, 2008
By Chris Fink communications@mesaba.com
Mesaba Airlines has announced it was recently chosen by Delta Air Lines to receive 15 CRJ-900 NextGen aircraft, beginning in January of 2009. Mesaba will start taking delivery of this new allotment once the initial schedule of 36 CRJ-900 aircraft is completed in December.
"This announcement reinforces Mesaba's reputation of exceptional operating performance and competitive costs, which has continuously put us in position to explore new growth opportunities," said Mesaba President John Spanjers.
Mesaba will operate seven existing aircraft, which were manufactured within the past year, as well as eight new CRJ-900’s which are currently being produced for Delta by Bombardier. Mesaba will take delivery of these aircraft January through May of 2009. After undergoing conformity checks, the first aircraft will commence revenue service on February 12, with all 15 aircraft scheduled to be on-line by June.
The interior of these additional aircraft will be similar to that of the first 36 planes, and will feature the same 12 first class/64 coach class configuration as Mesaba’s current CRJ-900 fleet.
Mesaba will operate the new aircraft from Atlanta under the Delta Connection name, and will feature Delta’s blue, red and white livery.
Once this new delivery phase is completed, Mesaba will operate a fleet of 117 aircraft, including 51 CRJ-900’s, making Mesaba the largest operator of 76-seat aircraft in the Delta family."
yaaaaaaaaaaay!
 

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Nice kick in the ba!!$ for ASA.
 

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Why are you posting this?

Do you work for Mesaba?
 

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Well it looks as if Mesaba is the first safe regional...

The only question is how big will they get?

Saabs will be in ATL soon

Mesaba also was in the early stages of getting the ATR-72-600 for NorthWest...
 

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Looks like the airplanes are owned by mother Delta. . . The music will stop sometime in the future, just like it always does. Then everyone will be scrambling to find a chair, like they always do.
Safe is something you keep your rifles in. Trust me, its not a regional.
 

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All 15 operated out of ATL? This combined with the Saabs surely will cut into the ASA/Skywest 80% unless Delta is planning on giving Skywest Inc. more flying...
 

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ASA has been hanging on to 300+ pilots in hope of new flying... I hope this wasn't the flying.
 

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half of those planes are already in atl with peanuckle, not to mention asa was already told the 900s werent coming weeks ago. the cps say that were keeping the extra around for next summer.

makes no sence to furlough then recall. wouldnt surprise me to see comair fold, or get rolled into mesaba.
 

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All 15 operated out of ATL? This combined with the Saabs surely will cut into the ASA/Skywest 80% unless Delta is planning on giving Skywest Inc. more flying...

Surely you'll be furloughed. Is that what you wanted to hear?
 

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All 15 operated out of ATL? This combined with the Saabs surely will cut into the ASA/Skywest 80% unless Delta is planning on giving Skywest Inc. more flying...
And what is SkyWest/ASA going to do about it? DEMAND Delta honor the contract...No, they saw what happened to Mesa/Freedom, They will do exactly what 9E did....Renegoitate.
 

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We will see...

BTW anybody notice 9E's wonderful performance numbers after getting the Freedom planes? Delta will get what they pay for...
 

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The planes that ASA was holding out hope ARE going to Mesaba FOR NOW. There were some emotional people in the GO when the word was passed down. Delta doesn't have to honor the 80% number right now since we did not meet the second lowest cost for the three year mark. Word is that ASA will likely meet the goal for the five year mark. Then there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth when these other guys lose their planes to SkyWest Inc.
 

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The planes that ASA was holding out hope ARE going to Mesaba FOR NOW. There were some emotional people in the GO when the word was passed down. Delta doesn't have to honor the 80% number right now since we did not meet the second lowest cost for the three year mark. Word is that ASA will likely meet the goal for the five year mark. Then there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth when these other guys lose their planes to SkyWest Inc.
Tarzan,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the 80% was a hard number? There were rumors that SkyWest Inc. was giving Delta relief on that 80%, but if what you're saying is true, then Delta allocated those aircraft based on the DCI agreement not being met? Does that make sense?

Trojan
 

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Maybe ASA still had the offer of 1 for 2 and they want to keep their 2. The 50 seater may be a drag, but it is far from obsolete delta is not going to shrink those to zero. You just might find Skywest Inc. as the lone 50 seat operator.
 
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