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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 19, 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.  

Amended and Restated Capacity Purchase Agreement

On November 19, 2020, Mesa Air Group, Inc.’s (the “Company”) wholly owned subsidiary, Mesa Airlines, Inc. (“Mesa”), entered into the Amended and Restated Capacity Purchase Agreement (the “American CPA”) with American Airlines, Inc. (“American”), which is effective as of January 1, 2021 and amends and restates that certain Code Share and Revenue Sharing Agreement, dated as of March 20, 2001(as theretofore amended, supplemented and modified, the “Existing CPA”), between Mesa and American.  Certain of the amendments made to the Existing CPA through the American CPA include the following:  


A five-year term, commencing January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2025, covering 40 aircraft;


Establishes new compensation payable to Mesa during the new term;  


Grants American the option in its sole discretion to withdraw up to: (a) 10 aircraft during calendar year 2021, provided that for the 6-month period ending June 30, 2021, American may only exercise this right if the number of mainline narrow body aircraft in American’s fleet has been reduced by a specified number of aircraft during such period, (b) 5 aircraft during each of calendar years 2022 and 2023, and (c) during the period from January 1, 2024 to July 31, 2024, American can remove the first 20 aircraft to the extent not otherwise removed in 2021 – 2023, and thereafter they have the right to remove the last 20 aircraft;


Also grants American the right to withdraw a limited number of aircraft in connection with the failure to meet certain performance objectives for the fleet over consecutive monthly periods, or failure to satisfactorily complete established cabin interior program requirements by certain deadlines; and  


Provides American with additional termination rights, subject to certain cure periods, including the occurrence of a force majeure event (as defined in the American CPA) that lasts for a specified number of consecutive days (including but not limited to a future epidemic or pandemic), the occurrence of a labor dispute that affects Mesa’s ability to operate over a specified number of days, and operating in violation of any existing American collective bargaining agreement.

The foregoing description of the American CPA and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the American 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 applicable requests for confidential treatment with respect to certain portions of the American CPA.






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 24, 2020







/s/ Brian S. Gillman



Brian S. Gillman



Executive Vice President and General Counsel