CCAir on brink of closure

 - May 5, 2008, 5:54 AM

US Airways informed Mesa Air Group that it will end its code-share relationship with Mesa subsidiary CCAir on November 4, and re-assign the last remaining routes flown by the Charlotte, N.C.-based regional to wholly owned US Airways subsidiary Piedmont Airlines. The decision will effectively close CCAir in its entirety, unless Mesa can negotiate a new “cost plus” contract to replace CCAir’s pro-rate agreement. Earlier this year Mesa negotiated cost concessions from CCAir’s pilots to facilitate a new deal with US Airways, but Air Line Pilots Association president Duane Woerth refused to sign it. CCAir pilot Steven Kalik has taken ALPA and Woerth to court to force the agreement’s activation. (See related story on page 85.)