Mesa Air makes job cuts, Delta contract cancelled

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150 pilots to be cut

PHOENIX -- Fuel prices and a struggling economy have taken their toll on the airline industry again.

A Valley based airline is announcing job cuts.

Mesa Air Group operates Mesa Airlines as well as Go! Out of Hawaii.

The airline says 250 employees will be effected by the cuts.

Approximately 100 management and administrative positions were cut last week and about 150 pilot jobs either have been or will be eliminated.

Mesa Air also contracts with larger airlines.

The trigger for the most recent cuts is the cancellation of a contract with Delta.