Troubled Mesa Air Group terminated regional jet services from its fledgling Fort Worth, Texas, hub on 20 February. Five Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) operated by subsidiary Mesa Airlines, will be re- assigned to more profitable routes.

Mesa has not said where the CRJs will be used, but the impending termination of its United Express operations on the USWest Coast and at Denver, Colorado, leave only its codeshare agreements with America West Airlines and USAirways. Mesa already operates three CRJs on America West Express services and is to operate up to 24 on USAirways Express services.

The decision to terminate independent regional jet services, which were begun in May 1997, was taken by Mesa's new board of directors, as operations were "-not producing results sufficient to justify continued investment", according to the group.

Source: Flight International