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Mesa Air Group Announces Schedule and Fares for Kirksville, Missouri as US Airways Express & Announces Introductory Fare of $49* One-Way

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group (Nasdaq: MESA) today announced the schedule and fares for service at its newest Essential Air Service community, Kirksville, Missouri. 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 November 5, 2006. Flights will operate from the Kirksville Regional Airport 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.

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

All flights at Kirksville will be nonstop to Kansas City. The schedule is timed to allow for maximum connectivity. The schedule beginning November 5 will be as follows:

     Departure      Arrival       Departure    Arrival     Frequency
      Airport       Airport         Time        Time
    Kirksville     Kansas City     8:55am      9:35am     Mon thru Sat
    Kirksville     Kansas City     5:35pm      6:10pm     Sun thru Fri

     Departure      Arrival       Departure    Arrival     Frequency
      Airport       Airport         Time        Time
    Kansas City    Kirksville      8:00am      8:40am     Mon thru Sat
    Kansas City    Kirksville      4:45pm      5:25pm     Sun thru Fri

US Airways Express also announced its local fares for travel to or from Kirksville. 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. This fare is available on a walkup basis and is unrestricted*.

In addition, US Airways Express is offering an introductory fare of $49** one-way. Tickets must be purchased by October 29, 2006 and travel must be completed by December 31, 2006. Seats are limited and restrictions apply*.

                          Kirksville to Kansas City
    Advance Purchase     Fare Basis Code    One Way Fare*   Roundtrip Fare*
    Full Coach - Walkup         Y6             $69.00          $138.00
    Introductory Fare -
     Walkup                    VA0N1           $49.00           $98.00

"We are excited to bring our great service and low fares to Kirksville, especially after receiving their support nearly two years ago during the last Essential Air Service process," says Jeffrey Hartz, Essential Air Service Program Manager for Mesa Air Group. "Our schedule should be much more attractive for travelers than the current service, as well as offering a more simplified fare structure."

Tickets may be purchased through US Airways by logging onto their website at, 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 or

* 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. ***Restrictions: Introductory fare is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours after reservation is made. Tickets must be purchased by October 29, 2006. Travel valid from November 5 thru December 31, 2006. Blackout dates are November 21, 22, 26, 27 and December 22, 23, 24. ***Fees: Effective October 6, 2004, US Airways 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

Mesa Air Group

Jeffrey Hartz of Mesa Air Group, +1-602-685-4186

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