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MESA Airlines is an American airline headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. MESA Airlines operates as United Express and American Eagle. Mesa Airlines flies to destinations including Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Clovis, Cortez, Denver, Durango, Gallup, Pueblo, Phoenix, Pueblo, Vernal, Roswell and many others.

MESA Airlines is one of seven airlines that operate under the American Eagle name, with the other six being Envoy AirPiedmont AirlinesPSA Airlines, Compass Airlines, Republic Airline and SkyWest Airlines.

Please note: MESA Airlines only operates on behalf of other airlines and doesn't operate its own flights. The MESA Airlines cabin crew and plane will be wearing the uniform and branding of the airline that it's flying on behalf of. Currently, MESA Airlines operates its flights as United Express or American Eagle. When booking a flight with MESA Airlines through our website, the airline name will be displayed as either United or American Airlines.

Top Tip: For more information on air travel within America, check out our guide to domestic flights within the USA

Baggage Allowance

Mesa Airlines has different policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Find out more about Mesa Airlines' baggage policies below.

Carry-on Baggage

Mesa Airlines passengers are permitted to 1 carry-on baggage and 1 personal item such as a laptop case, bag or briefcase. Carry-on baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm and the maximum weight limit.

Checked Baggage

Mesa Airlines checked baggage must not exceed 158cm in overall dimensions (Length + Width + Height). Free baggage allowance will depend on the ticket fare you purchased at the time of booking.


Mesa Airlines has a different check-in policy for online check-in and airport check-in.

Online Check In

Mesa Airline online check-in opens 24 hours and closes 2 hours prior to the flight departure time. Please ensure that you print out your boarding pass and save it onto your mobile wallet.

Airport Check In

Mesa Airlines usually closes 40 minutes before the flight departure time. We advise that you arrive at least 3 hours before the flight departure time to avoid long queues.

Airline Alliance

Mesa Airlines is currently a member of the Star Alliance. Star Alliance is the world's largest global airline alliance which was founded on the 14th of May in 1997.

In-Flight Entertainment & WiFi

Mesa Airlines offers a number of in-flight entertainment options for passengers. This includes the latest news, music, TV shows, movies and more. The in-flight entertainment options available will also vary depending on the cabin class you fly in.

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Destinations that Mesa Airlines flies to

Mesa Airlines mainly flies to destinations within the United States. However, the airline also flies to other countries such as Mexico and Canada

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Hub Airport

George Bush International Airport is the hub airport for Mesa Airlines. Other airlines that fly to/from this airport include United Airlines and Spirit Airlines. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is an international airport in Houston, Texas, United States that serves the Greater Houston area. George Bush Airport serves flights to a number of domestic and international destinations covering five continents.


Mesa Airlines fleet consists of a Boeing 737-400F, Boeing 737-800F, Bombardier CRJ100, Bombardier CRJ900, Embraer 175, and Heart Aerospace ES-30.

Codeshare Agreements

MESA Airlines has codeshares with American Eagle and United Express, under American Airlines and United Airlines.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy Mesa Airlines flights?

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Where does Mesa Airlines fly to?

Mesa Airlines flies to a number of destinations across the United States as well as destinations across Canada and Mexico. Mesa Airlines currently flies to over 200 destinations.