First two CRJ200s painted in the red, gold and white livery of Kunpeng Airlines are heading for China, Mesa Air Group CEO Jonathan Ornstein confirmed yesterday to ATWOnline. He said he expects the joint venture with Shenzhen Airlines to launch domestic service on Sept. 16. Kunpeng will be based in Xi'an (ATWOnline, April 11). Under terms of an agreement that was announced in December, Shenzhen holds a 51% stake in Kunpeng with MAG holding the remainder. It appears that Mesa's entry into the ...

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