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Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines has notified the U.S. DOT of its intention to suspend air service to Alamogordo, Clovis and Silver City, N.M., and Kingman and Prescott, Ariz. According to the airline, these markets are unprofitable, primarily because of the disproportionately higher cost of operating small aircraft under Part 121 rules, as compared with previous Part 135 rules. …

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