[photopress:air_kungpeng.jpg,full,alignright]Mesa Air Group, which also operates go! Airlines in Hawaii, has announced the commencement of regional commercial jet service in China.
The Phoenix-based Mesa signed a joint-venture agreement with Shenzhen Airlines of China in Beijing late last year.
Mesa’s Kunpeng Airlines has begun flying daily between the Chinese cities Taiyuan, Tianjin, Yichang, Hohot, Nanchang, Hefei and Zengzhou.
The fleet is expected to expand from two 50-seat aircraft by summer 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games, and to 100 planes with more seating within five years.
Mesa operates 185 aircraft in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico.
Source: Yahoo News