Mesa Airlines pays out more than USD1m in employee bonuses

Mesa Airlines, Inc. said it has exceeded USD1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014.

The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers.

Since Mesa´s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also added 30 new E175 aircraft to its United Express operation and 13 CRJ900s to its fleet operating for American. In addition, during this time, hundreds of Mesa employees transitioned from Charlotte to Dallas/Fort Worth for American and from Chicago to Washington Dulles for United.

A multiple-time recipient of Air Transport World´s Regional Airline of the Year Award and ranked No. 1 Regional Airline three consecutive years by the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle and US Airways Express from hubs in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston. Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 113 aircraft, with more than 550 daily system departures to 94 cities, 36 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company has approximately 2,700 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years.