Thursday, October 27, 2011

Off into the clouds...

Mesaba Airlines will permanently close its Eagan headquarters December 26 as decided by owner Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines. Founded in 1944, Mesaba was the longest-flying regional airline in the United States. Delta Airlines sold it to Pinnacle Airlines last year for $62 million. So now 193 jobs will fly out of our city.

7 comments:

  1. Really...the longest-serving regional? I'm surprised, and didn't know this. Interesting history (I googled it).

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  2. It's happening too often these days, you wonder how those families will manage. Interesting post Leif.

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  3. I've never heard of Mesaba Airlines. Am going to Google.

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  4. That's a problem when local companies get purchased by national companies.

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  5. Sign of the times. Our meatworks is closing next week, 200 jobs to go, so times by three for the real impact!

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  6. It is sad to see any business close; no doubt this is another example of how difficult it is to make money in the airline business...
    (sigh)

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