Mesaba Airlines

February 4, 2008 - 10:30am

Mesaba Aviation last month announced the elimination of 33 management positions as a result of expected declining flight activity. The company plans to reduce its capacity for fiscal year 2004 by 5 percent. Mesaba said the decline “reflects the current economic conditions in the airline industry and lower consumer demand.” The positions affected include both staffed and open positions.

February 4, 2008 - 10:30am

Mesaba Aviation last month announced the elimination of 33 management positions as a result of expected declining flight activity. The company plans to reduce its capacity for fiscal year 2004 by 5 percent. Mesaba said the decline “reflects the current economic conditions in the airline industry and lower consumer demand.” The positions affected include both staffed and open positions.

January 9, 2008 - 4:30am

Billings, Mont.-based Big Sky Airlines officially became part of the Mesaba Holdings stable early last month after Big Sky’s shareholders tendered some 90.9 percent of their outstanding shares of common stock in a $3.5 million offer that expired on November 27.

December 6, 2007 - 7:01am

Bankrupt Mesaba Airlines has asked a bankruptcy court judge to void contracts with its three labor unions after employees refused to agree to a 19.4-percent cut in payroll costs. In response, the airline’s pilots, flight attendants and mechanics staged protests at Minneapolis-St.

November 12, 2007 - 10:04am

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft suggests there might be a large increase in the Persian Gulf-based fleet of British Aerospace 146/Avro RJ regional jets in the next six months. The current four airplanes operating in the area could have grown to as many as 15 by the second quarter of 2008, according to BAE Systems salesman Andy Whelan at an aviation-finance conference here last week.

October 8, 2007 - 1:07pm

Memphis-based Northwest Airlines subsidiary Express Airlines I on May 8 officially changed its name to Pinnacle Airlines ahead of an initial public offering expected to raise $400 million.

October 8, 2007 - 6:00am

Political and commercial agendas, both individual and collective, rarely allow for a wholly accurate assessment of the regional airline industry’s condition. With an array
of conflicting and ambiguous signals from within executive circles, trying to gauge industry prospects at this year’s Regional Airline Association convention in St. Louis would prove as frustrating as ever.

October 4, 2007 - 9:45am

What started as an annoyance three years ago appears to have turned into a legitimate threat to the essence of the Air Line Pilots Association’s long-held strategy for protecting mainline pilot interests.

October 4, 2007 - 9:29am

The regional airlines became an economic safety net of sorts after September 11, when the majors quickly realized they could not survive flying large airplanes nearly empty. The options–cut flights and market presence entirely or replace mainline jets with smaller aircraft–presented airlines with a clear course of action. Code-sharing regional airliners quickly delivered cost-effective solutions.

July 5, 2007 - 6:03am

The cyclical nature of the airline business showed its inevitability again at this year’s Regional Airline Association convention, held May 21 to 24 in Memphis, Tenn. More than 1,500 visitors passed through the turnstiles at the Memphis Convention Center–a record number for an RAA convention.

 
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