Go! is owned by Mesa Air which operates commuter flights for a number of mainline carriers under various “Delta Express” type names. Mesa has a wave of financial challenges coming up including an $85 million judgment that Hawaiian Airlines won by accusing Mesa of improperly using data it obtained from HA’s bankruptcy filing, a $37 million note payment due in June, and the whopper – Delta’s cancellation of a commuter contract for poor operational reliability that utilized nearly 20% of Mesa’s fleet of planes. Now to be fair, Mesa is appealing the $85 million judgment and claims that Delta’s cancellation of the contract won’t stand-up in court. With all of this, the price of fuel has to be a pittance compared to Mesa’s legal costs. Ha!
For one, you way late on this. HA already settled with Go for 52.5 mil if I remember correctly. Delta is currently unable to cancle the contract with Mesa until the trial which I have no idea of when that is. Aloha still has a file against Go that I think is supposed to go to trial in October. Many believe that Aloha has no case, but then again in modern courts anything can happen.
Say that Aloha wins, which very well may not happen. Does anyone know how long it could be before they have to pay a dime. Can't these things last for years with appeals and red tape. The HA case ended fast because it was settled out of court.