Mesa Airlines Opening New Crew Domicile in Atlanta
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Mesa Airlines announced it will open a new crew domicile in Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) in June 2018. The additional crew domicile is in response to the Company’s expansion of flying with United Airlines. Mesa currently has crew domiciles in Phoenix (PHX), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), and Washington Dulles (IAD), and recently announced Louisville (SDF) opening in early 2018.
“We are delighted to add Atlanta to our list of domiciles. We currently have a significant number of crew members who live in the Atlanta metro area who will likely find this new base attractive. In addition, we believe this new domicile will help us recruit high quality pilot and flight attendant applicants for our continued expansion,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Airlines. “We will continue to explore options for additional domiciles, and hope to announce new crew bases in 2018.”
Mesa recently reached new collective bargaining agreements with its pilot and flight attendant unions, building a solid foundation for the continued growth. Recently hired pilots have capitalized on the Company’s expansion, with upgrades to Captain occurring anywhere from six months to just under two years.
In October, Mesa opened a new state-of-the-art training center in Phoenix, Arizona, providing an exceptional training experience for crews. The 23,000-square-foot facility includes 14 classrooms, with the capacity to train over 300 crew members at any given time. The new training center also boasts a full-size regional jet cabin featured in the lobby.