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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 4, 2020


Mesa Air Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)



410 North 44th Street, Suite 700





Phoenix, Arizona  


(Zip Code)



(Address of principal executive offices)





(602) 685-4000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of Each Exchange of Which Registered

Common Stock, no par value




Nasdaq Global Select Market


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 4, 2020, Mesa Air Group, Inc.’s (the “Company”) wholly owned subsidiary, Mesa Airlines, Inc. (“Mesa Airlines”), entered into the Second Amended and Restated Capacity Purchase Agreement with United Airlines, Inc. (“United”), which amends and restates the Amended and Restated Capacity Purchase Agreement, dated November 26, 2019 (as thereafter amended, the “United CPA”), between Mesa Airlines, the Company and United.  The amendments to the United CPA reflect the following:


As previously reported in the Company’s Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2020, the ownership by United, in lieu of Mesa Airlines, of 20 E175LL aircraft that will be leased to Mesa Airlines;


Adjusted rates to account for the change in ownership of the E175LL aircraft;


Until December 31, 2021, relief from certain provisions relating to minimum utilization;


An additional right of United to remove one or more E175LL aircraft in the event that the Mesa Airlines fails to meet certain financial covenants; and


A one-time provision for United to prepay $85.0 million under the United CPA for future performance by Mesa Airlines (the “Prepayment”) and the application of certain discounts to certain payment obligations of United under the United CPA.  Weekly payments under the United CPA will be discounted following the Prepayment until repaid.  Until the Prepayment is fully expended, weekly amounts due from United under the United CPA will be applied toward the balance of the Prepayment.  This period is estimated to continue for approximately 4 months following funding of the Prepayment.  The terms of the Prepayment also include affirmative and negative covenants and events of default customary for transactions of this type.  Proceeds from the Prepayment will retire debt on certain airframes and engines that will serve as collateral under the term loan facility provided to Mesa Airlines by the U.S. Treasury.  

The foregoing description of the amendments to the United CPA and the transactions contemplated thereby do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the United CPA, which we expect to file as an exhibit to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2020, subject to any applicable request for confidential treatment with respect to certain portions of such documents.  





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: November 9, 2020







/s/ Brian S. Gillman



Brian S. Gillman



Executive Vice President and General Counsel