PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers.
Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also added 30 new E175 aircraft to its United Express operation and 13 CRJ900s to its fleet operating for American. In addition, during this time, hundreds of Mesa employees transitioned from Charlotte to Dallas/Fort Worth for American and from Chicago to Washington Dulles for United.
“We are extremely proud of the exceptional performance achieved as a result of the hard work of our people,” said Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “Despite the huge move from Charlotte to Dallas for American, transitioning our Chicago-based United fleet to Dulles and adding 43 aircraft, our people have continued to provide industry-leading service in terms of on-time performance and on-board customer service. We are pleased to have paid our employees more than $1 million for their performance through this period of transition and exceptional growth. Not only does this level of performance ensure our existing operations, it is a real ‘selling point’ when we are competing for new business.”
Paul Foley, Mesa’s Chief Operating Officer, added, “What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that we added so many aircraft to our fleet and all were in service on or ahead of schedule. Working together with our frontline employees, we believe Mesa is incredibly well positioned to take advantage of future growth opportunities.”
Mesa currently operates a fleet of 113 regional jets under the American Eagle, US Airways Express and United Express brands. With current scheduled deliveries, Mesa’s fleet will grow to 115 by the end of this month. In addition, for the third consecutive year, Mesa Airlines’ Maintenance and Engineering Department was awarded the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award of Excellence.
About Mesa Airlines
A multiple-time recipient of Air Transport World’s Regional Airline of the Year Award and ranked No. 1 Regional Airline three consecutive years by the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle and US Airways Express from hubs in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston. Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 113 aircraft, with more than 550 daily system departures to 94 cities, 36 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company has approximately 2,700 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years. For more information, go to www.mesa-air.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mesaairlines.