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Mesa Air Group Announces Schedule and Fares for McCook, Nebraska as US Airways Express

PHOENIX, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group (Nasdaq: MESA) today announced the schedule and fares for service at its newest Essential Air Service community, McCook, Nebraska. The flights will be operated by Mesa's wholly owned subsidiary Air Midwest and will be operated as US Airways Express. The service will commence on October 29, 2006. Flights will operate from the McCook Regional Airport to Omaha Eppley Airfield, with continuing service to Kansas City International Airport. This new service continues to build upon Air Midwest's hub in Kansas City, bringing the total number of destinations served from Kansas City as US Airways Express or Mesa Airlines to 16.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990210/LAW065)

Tickets can be purchased through US Airways or your local travel professional.

The flights to Omaha will continue on to Kansas City, allowing two-stop service to Kansas City. The schedule is timed to allow for maximum connectivity. The schedule beginning October 29 will be as follows:



      Departure    Arrival   Departure    Arrival   Frequency      Stops
       Airport     Airport      Time        Time

       McCook       Omaha      5:00am    6:30am   Mon thru Sat  1 - Grand
                                                                   Island
       McCook       Omaha      1:45pm    3:15pm   Sun thru Fri  1 - Grand
                                                                   Island



      Departure    Arrival   Departure    Arrival   Frequency      Stops
       Airport     Airport      Time        Time

       McCook    Kansas City   5:00am    7:40am   Mon thru Fri  2 - Grand
                                                                   Island
                                                                   & Omaha
       McCook    Kansas City   1:45pm    4:25pm   Sun thru Fri  2 - Grand
                                                                   Island
                                                                   & Omaha



      Departure    Arrival   Departure    Arrival   Frequency      Stops
       Airport     Airport      Time        Time

        Omaha      McCook     12:00pm    1:30pm   Mon thru Sat  1 - Grand
                                                                   Island
        Omaha      McCook      7:50pm    9:20pm   Sun thru Fri  1 - Grand
                                                                   Island



      Departure    Arrival   Departure    Arrival   Frequency      Stops
       Airport     Airport      Time        Time

     Kansas City   McCook     10:45am    1:30pm   Mon thru Fri  2 - Grand
                                                                   Island
                                                                   & Omaha
     Kansas City   McCook      6:40pm    9:20pm   Sun thru Fri  2 - Grand
                                                                   Island
                                                                   & Omaha


"We feel that the regions around McCook will benefit from our low local fares to Omaha and Kansas City. The ability to connect in either Omaha or Kansas City should help to facilitate more air travel from the McCook Regional Airport," says Mickey Bowman, Vice President of Planning for Mesa Air Group. "We look forward to working with the City of McCook to provide the best service possible for many years to come."

    US Airways Express also announced its local fares for travel to or from
McCook.  The local fares continue to expand upon "Shuttle Fare" pricing in the
region.  With this pricing, US Airways Express is offering a single ticket
price for each destination.  This fare is available on a walkup basis and is
unrestricted*.



                                 McCook to Omaha
       Advance Purchase      Fare Basis Code  One Way Fare*  Roundtrip Fare*
      Full Coach - Walkup          Y6             $49.00         $98.00


                              McCook to Kansas City
       Advance Purchase      Fare Basis Code  One Way Fare*  Roundtrip Fare*
      Full Coach - Walkup
      (One-Stop Flights
        thru OMA)                  Y6             $79.00        $158.00

"McCook is a continuation of our successful 'Shuttle Fare' pricing model, and we think that the people of Central Nebraska will truly have low fare service," says Jeffrey Hartz, Essential Air Service Program Manager for Mesa Air Group. "With Omaha being a 5 hour drive, its cheaper and much faster to just fly US Airways Express to get to Omaha or Kansas City, with connections to the rest of the world."

Tickets may be purchased through US Airways by logging onto their website at http://www.usairways.com, calling 1-800-428-4322** or contacting your local travel professional.

Mesa currently operates 192 aircraft with over 1,200 daily system departures to 170 cities, 43 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. Mesa operates as US Airways Express, Delta Connection and United Express under contractual agreement with US Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines and go!. On June 9, 2006 Mesa launched inter-island Hawaii service as go!. This new operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Lihue, Kahului, Kona, and Hilo. The Company recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Hawaii's Mokulele Airlines to develop a code share agreement and provide service to a number of new Hawaii inter-island destinations. The new services will fly under the go!Express brand to Kapalua, Lanai and Molokai. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners. The Company was named 2005 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine. For more information please visit www.iflygo.com or www.mesa-air.com

* Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.20 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger's ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round trip. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Flights are operated by Air Midwest, Inc. **Fees: Effective October 6, 2004, America West implemented a $5 fee for tickets purchased through the airline's reservation centers and a $10 fee for tickets issued at airport and city ticket offices. The fees do not apply to any tickets purchased or redeemed through www.usirways.com.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Hartz of Mesa Air Group, +1-602-685-4186, Jeffrey.Hartz@mesa-air.com/


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