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Go! airlines parent, Mesa Air Group, reports loss of $37.7M for Q2

Mesa Air Group announced today a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $27.2 million from continuing operations and a net loss after tax of $37.3 million from continuing operations on operating revenues of $233.0 million. The significant after tax net loss is the result of recording $64.5 million income tax expense primarily driven by an IRC Section 382 tax provision affecting Net Operating Loss (NOL) carryforwards. Total operating revenues for the second quarter of 2009 decreased $87.3 million, or 27.3% primarily resulting from a year-over-year decrease in capacity and lower fuel revenue. The net loss of $37.3 million, or $0.43 per share on a diluted basis, compares to net gain from continuing operations of $17.5 million, or $0.51 per diluted share for the same period of fiscal 2008.

Mesa operates five jets in Hawaii operating as go! airlines since June 2006. Available seat miles increased 16% in comparison to the same period in the prior fiscal year. Departures increased 13.7% and passengers carried increased 20.1% over the second quarter of 2008. go! also celebrated its 2,000,000th passenger on March 18, 2009. Additionally, Mesa terminated its code share agreement with Mokulele Airlines, and commenced a new code share agreement with Hawaii’s Island Air. Effective March 25, 2009 go! began marketing services to be flown by Island Air.

Mesa Air Group: www.mesa-air.com

go! Airlines: www.iflygo.com

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