Can Do Attitude: the mesa airlines story

Can Do Attitude: the mesa airlines story

by David Johnson
Can Do Attitude: the mesa airlines story

Can Do Attitude: the mesa airlines story

by David Johnson


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Following the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, Mesa Airlines emerged as one of the largest regional airlines in the United States. Beginning as a mom-and-pop air carrier flying passengers between Farmington and Albuquerque, this New Mexico airline's growth paralleled the wild expansion of a volatile airline industry. Mesa Airline's low-cost business model allowed it to prosper, eventually cultivating several major-airline codeshare partnerships and even acquiring many of its early regional competitors.
This book chronicles the origins of Larry Risley's family-owned business as it rose from a one-plane, one-route operation into the nationwide powerhouse it is today. Under the second CEO, Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa has transitioned into an all-jet airline with a futuristic view of electric airplanes and vertical lift-off air taxis operating from bustling downtown business districts.
Follow along with former Mesa pilot David Johnson as he discusses the airline's ups and downs, told by the employees-with their notorious "can-do" attitudes-who lived it, as Johnson touches on twenty years of research and interviews to bring the Mesa Airlines story to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798985199222
Publisher: Indleggen Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2023
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 815,524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

David Johnson was a pilot for Mesa Airlines for over thirteen years and has personal knowledge of many of the events reported in the book. He is also the author of a true crime book, Rampage along Route 66. He and his wife live on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest near the Puget Sound, where they tend to a small herd of cattle and an acre of blueberry bushes.
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