Mesa Airlines announced an exciting new Career Path Program (CPP) with United Airlines, designed to provide qualified current and future United Express pilots at Mesa a clear path to the flight deck with United Airlines.
The CPP will both help attract qualified individuals to staff Mesa’s expanding fleet and retain existing pilots looking to advance to a major airline.
“We are excited to announce this opportunity for our pilots, which will allow them to participate in a program that provides a clear way forward to employment at United Airlines,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Airlines. “Our partnership with United has grown exponentially over the past few years, and we appreciate their support of our company and also the confidence in our qualified, aviation professionals to represent the United brand.”
Captain Mike Ferverda, Mesa’s Chief Operating Officer added: “Having flown the line for many years with a major airline, I feel our Mesa pilots are particularly well-suited to meet the challenges of the United Airlines flight deck.”
Mesa currently operates 60 Embraer 175s and 20 Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 700s as United Express. Mesa has significantly expanded its flying for United over the past three years, almost tripling its fleet size under the United banner.