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Mesa Airlines to Fly 737s for DHL

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Mesa Airlines has signed an agreement to operate cargo flights for DHL Express with Boeing 737 aircraft. The regional US-based airline announced earlier in July that the new venture would diversify its operations as it moves into a profitable area of air travel.

Earlier this month, the regional carrier headquartered in Phoenix in Arizona said that it had signed a five year deal with DHL Express. Operating on behalf of the well-known logistics provider, Mesa Airlines will lease two Boeing 737-400F from its new partner. The first of the aircraft is expected to be in operation from October 2020, in two months. They will operate from Northern Kentucky International Airport.

CEO of Mesa Airlines Jonathan Ornstein shared the following:

“We are very excited to enter the cargo market and diversify our business. Flying under contract on behalf of DHL is essentially the same business model Mesa has operated under for over 20 years. Cargo transport plays a critical role in the health of communities and economies around the world. Mesa is well-suited for this new mission, and this is just the beginning of what we believe will be a long and productive relationship with DHL.”

Mesa Air Group also went further to say that the venture will be an excellent opportunity for employees. Pilots with Mesa Airlines will benefit from Boeing 737 training and consequently receive salaries in the highest pay bracket for a regional airline.

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