go! Adds Flights Between Hilo and Honolulu Today With Fares as Low as $39


HONOLULU, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hawaii’s new interisland carrier, go!, a division of Mesa Air Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MESA) , today began service between Hilo and Honolulu with fares as low as $39*.

go! employees greeted the first passengers arriving in Hilo from Honolulu, Kahului and Lihue at 8:09 a.m.

“Hilo is an extremely important addition to our interisland service. We’re happy to provide Hilo residents and those who visit Hilo with affordable interisland travel as we’ve promised,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO. “Bookings for the flights this summer have exceeded our expectations and we are optimistic that we will be able to continue to add additional service in the months and years ahead,” added Ornstein.

Travelers will be able to fly from Hilo to Honolulu with five roundtrips each day starting as early as 6:10 a.m., with the last flight at 7:48 p.m. go! passengers traveling to Hilo from Honolulu can also fly five roundtrips each day departing as late as 9:30 p.m. A sixth daily roundtrip flight will be added on July 14, 2006 between Honolulu and Hilo.

“I am heartened that go! has kept to its word and has started service to Hilo,” said State Senator Lorraine Inouye. “The added competition has helped make interisland travel more affordable for our residents and will encourage visitors to visit the island of Hawaii,” she added.

go! now offers 62 daily flights with service between Honolulu and Lihue, Kahului, Kona, and Hilo. Passengers who register for the go! Miles frequent flyer program can earn go! Miles redeemable for future travel. 500 miles are earned just for registering online. Additional information is available and tickets can be booked online at www.iflygo.com or by calling toll free, 1-888-IFLYGO2.

go! also offers special reduced fares for military personnel, their spouses and dependents. Active duty personnel from every branch of the U.S. military are eligible, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as active duty members of the Reserve and National Guard. In addition to these discounts, go! is also waiving ticket change fees for military fares.

Special military fares must be booked via the go! toll-free reservation number at 1-888-IFLYGO2 and are subject to certain restrictions. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight.

Mesa currently operates 185 aircraft with over 1,100 daily system departures to 173 cities, 46 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Mesa operates as America West Express, Delta Connection, US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreement with America West, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as Mesa Airlines. On June 9, 2006 Mesa launched interisland Hawaii service as go!.

This new operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Lihue, Kahului, Kona, and Hilo. The Company, founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982, has approximately 5,000 employees and generates revenue in excess of $1 billion annually. Mesa is a member of the Regional Airline Association and Regional Aviation Partners. The Company was named 2005 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine. For more information please visit www.iflygo.com or www.mesa-air.com.

*Restrictions: Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Fares do not include September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.30 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may apply. Flights operated by Mesa Airlines doing business as go! One way fares are available six months in advance of travel date.

Web site: http://www.mesa-air.com/

http://www.iflygo.com/

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