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A man jumped out of taxiing Southwest airplane at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor

From CNN:

“A 30-year-old man jumped out of an airplane as it was taxiing at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport Saturday.”

Southwest Airlines issued this statement concerning flight WN4236:

“Initial reports indicate that while the flight was taxing to the gate, a Customer onboard exited the aircraft via a rear galley door,” Southwest Airlines spokesperson Dan Landson said. “The flight’s Captain stopped the aircraft and notified Air Traffic Control (ATC).”

More from CNN:


Delta opens its new Phoenix Sky Club

Delta’s brand new Delta Sky Club at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), opening today, is ready for guests to enjoy.

Conveniently located near the Delta gates on the new South Concourse – Terminal 3, the Delta Sky Club is 7,500 square feet and offers guests a relaxing retreat during their travel journey.

Here are five features Phoenix travelers can look forward to at the new Club:

  • Design inspired by the Southwest desert landscape, with earth tones and rich colors
  • Fresh, locally inspired cuisine and healthy food offerings
  • A full-service bar that features seasonal cocktails, the Agave Experience – an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal that can be sampled in individual pours or tasting flights – and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson
  • Artwork throughout the Delta Sky Club, including pieces from regional artists
  • Comfortable seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and easily accessible power outlets at nearly every seat

All photos by Delta.

Mesa Airlines celebrates the arrival of its 100th regional jet (again)

United Express-Mesa ERJ 175 N86322 and N85323 (CO 91)(Nose) PHX (Mesa)(LR)

Mesa Airlines (United Express) (Phoenix) yesterday (April 15) celebrated the arrival at its Houston base of its 100th regional jet (the second time around) dressed in United Express colors.

The airline issued this statement and photo:

Mesa 2015 logo

Employees of Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines celebrated the arrival of the company’s 100th regional jet at its Phoenix hangar on April 15. The 76-seat Embraer E175, new from the Embraer factory in Brazil, was greeted by hundreds of Mesa employees who enjoyed lunch and tours of the new aircraft.

Mesa Airlines is currently the fastest growing airline in the country with long-term partnership agreements with American Airlines and United Airlines. Mesa operates under the American Eagle and US Airways Express brands from hubs in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Mesa’s previously announced aircraft deliveries will bring the fleet total to 115 by the end of 2015. The company is hiring all positions including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics in locations across the country including Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington Dulles, Houston and El Paso.

Mesa currently operates 78 Bombardier regional jets and recently announced the purchase of seven factory-new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGEN aircraft it will operate for American. In addition, Mesa currently operates 22 Embraer E175s for United, with eight more entering service this year.

Photo: Mesa Airlines. The pictured United Express-painted Embraer ERJ 170-200LRs (ERJ 175s) N86322 (msn 17000465) and N85323 (msn 17000469) were formally handed over in Brazil on April 9.

United Express-Mesa Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Republic to pull ERJ 170s out of Hawaii

Copyright Photo: Sun Valley Aviation.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Sun Valley Aviation. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Republic Airways Holdings (Indianapolis) has answered our question of what they would do with the three Shuttle America (Indianapolis) Embraer ERJ 170s operating for subsidiary Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. The holding company yesterday (October 13) announced that it had reached an agreement with Mesa Air Group (Phoenix) to form a joint venture (JV) to combine the jet routes currently flown by both Mesa (go!) and Republic (Mokulele). Under the agreement, Embraer ERJ 170 routes currently operated by Shuttle America (Republic Airways) will be transitioned to jet service provided by go! (Mesa Air Group). The three ERJ 170s will be returned to the mainland by November and will be operated in Republic Airways’ branded network (probably for either Frontier or Midwest).

Under the terms of the JV agreement, Mokulele shareholders will contribute their ownership of Mokulele to the JV and will own 25 percent of the new unnamed venture. Additionally, current Mokulele shareholders will be obligated to fund up to $1.5 million to capitalize the JV. Republic, which is the majority shareholder of Mokulele, will forgive Mokulele’s $3.1 million outstanding debt to Republic, net of surrendered aircraft deposits.

Here is the full press release from Republic Airways Holdings:


The press release by the Mesa Air Group states both the go! and Mokulele Airlines brands will continue under the JV. Therefore both airlines will continue to operate under their brands although it unclear what aircraft Mokulele Airlines will operate.