Mesa Air Group's fiscal year ended Sept. 30 with a thud as a poor fourth quarter left the company $34 million in the black but with a 40.3% earnings decline from a profit of $56.9 million in the 2004-05 financial year. It was Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein's job to accentuate the positive about a year that featured the controversial launch of Mesa's Hawaiian regional operation go!. "Despite a complicated fleet transition and the inherent challenges of East Coast operations, year to date ...

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