Desert Sun Airlines Pilot Wing
Phoenix, Arizona 1995-1996
Mesa Airlines created a division in 1995 calling it Desert Sun Airlines.The purpose was to inaugurate Mesa's first jet service utilizing Fokker 70 aircraft. It operated as America West Express from a Phoenix hub. The first two cities to receive jet service were Spokane and Des Moines. In 1996, the division was merged into Mesa's America West Express operation, and the Fokker 70 aircraft were replaced by Bombardier CRJ aircraft as they were introduced.