Posted on: 05 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Mesa Airlines has reached an agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of seven new CRJ900 NextGens (along with an undisclosed number of options to purchase additional CRJ900 aircraft), which will bring the total number of CRJ900s in the company to 64.
The CRJ900s, which are due to be delivered to Mesa by the end of 2015, will be operated under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with an undisclosed US airline.
“The CRJ NextGen aircraft is the quietest, most fuel efficient regional jet available today. We are delighted to have the opportunity to order brand new aircraft from Bombardier and place them into service under a long-term CPA,” remarked Mesa’s chairman and CEO, Jonathan Ornstein. “Building on our core business with American and United, Mesa is now the fastest growing regional airline in the country, creating thousands of new jobs and new opportunities for our people.”
Mesa was the US launch customer for the CRJ900 in 2001 and is one of the largest operators of the type in the world. The addition of these seven aircraft and 11 new E-175s scheduled for delivery later this year will bring Mesa’s fleet total to 115 aircraft by October 2015.