Flyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3838 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4723 times:
US Airways Will Not Take Delivery of CRJ-705 Aircraft; Mesa Airlines to Operate CRJ-700 as US Airways Express
"ARLINGTON, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways said today that it has notified Bombardier Aerospace that it will not be taking delivery of the 25 CRJ-705 regional jet aircraft ordered in May, and instead, will contract with Mesa Airlines to fly at least 25, and perhaps as many as 55 70- seat regional jets under the US Airways Express name."
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4558 times:
Mesa is completely independent of USAirways and actually provides regional services for a number of carriers. Actually the press release says that Mesa will operate 70-seat (CRJ-700) airplanes for USAirways so the fate of the -705 airplanes is unclear. Hopefully manufacturing has not begun...