Mesa Air Group Comments on Breastfeeding Incident

Nov 17, 2006, 00:00 ET from Mesa Air Group, Inc.

    PHOENIX, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MESA) would like to issue the following clarification following
 media reports regarding difficulties experienced by a passenger aboard a
 Freedom Airlines flight. The statement by our Company spokesman on November
 14, 2006 incorrectly described the Company's position regarding passengers'
 breastfeeding their children on Company aircraft. "So there is no
 confusion, I would like to let folks know that we firmly support mothers'
 right to nurse their children on board our aircraft. We have no company
 policies whatsoever that hinder breastfeeding in any way," said Jonathan
 Ornstein, Mesa's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In this instance, a
 flight attendant who was relatively new to her job made an unfortunate and
 incorrect decision. We would like to again offer our apologies to the
 family involved in this incident and reassure our passengers and the
 traveling public that this matter has been addressed as a training
 opportunity for all of our frontline employees," continued Mr. Ornstein.
 "As the father of two children, I understand the sensitive nature of this
 incident and would like to express my commitment to educating our employees
 on this topic."
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990210/LAW065 )
     Mesa currently operates 192 aircraft with over 1,200 daily system
 departures to 170 cities, 46 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and
 Mexico. 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 Hawaiian service as go!
 (www.iflygo.com). This new operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island
 airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The Company, founded by Larry
 and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees
 and generates revenue in excess of $1 billion annually. 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 further information regarding this press release please visit our
 website at http://www.mesa-air.com.
 
 

SOURCE Mesa Air Group, Inc.
    PHOENIX, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MESA) would like to issue the following clarification following
 media reports regarding difficulties experienced by a passenger aboard a
 Freedom Airlines flight. The statement by our Company spokesman on November
 14, 2006 incorrectly described the Company's position regarding passengers'
 breastfeeding their children on Company aircraft. "So there is no
 confusion, I would like to let folks know that we firmly support mothers'
 right to nurse their children on board our aircraft. We have no company
 policies whatsoever that hinder breastfeeding in any way," said Jonathan
 Ornstein, Mesa's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In this instance, a
 flight attendant who was relatively new to her job made an unfortunate and
 incorrect decision. We would like to again offer our apologies to the
 family involved in this incident and reassure our passengers and the
 traveling public that this matter has been addressed as a training
 opportunity for all of our frontline employees," continued Mr. Ornstein.
 "As the father of two children, I understand the sensitive nature of this
 incident and would like to express my commitment to educating our employees
 on this topic."
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990210/LAW065 )
     Mesa currently operates 192 aircraft with over 1,200 daily system
 departures to 170 cities, 46 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and
 Mexico. 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 Hawaiian service as go!
 (www.iflygo.com). This new operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island
 airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The Company, founded by Larry
 and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees
 and generates revenue in excess of $1 billion annually. 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 further information regarding this press release please visit our
 website at http://www.mesa-air.com.
 
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