Mesa Airlines, flight attendants reach collective bargaining agreement

Mesa Airlines has announced that its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement, the company said.

The agreement will be implemented in coordination with the AFA-CWA.

Over the last four years, Mesa has doubled in size and currently employs over 1,100 flight attendants. Throughout 2017, the company is adding 12 new Embraer 175 aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft operated as United Express to 80. Mesa also operates 64 aircraft under the American Eagle brand in partnership with American Airlines.

A multiple-time recipient of Air Transport World´s Regional Airline of the Year Award, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle from 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 138 aircraft, with more than 600 daily system departures to 118 cities, 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and The Bahamas. The company has approximately 3,100 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years.