1.) Poor management by leaders such as Mr. Ornstein improper management with cash reserves when oil prices spiked, and poor choices in routes led to the downfall of Mesa Airlines something it never recovered from. With too many delays, and cancellations mainline companies pulled out of Mesa.
2.) Code-share agreements work where one airline like Alaska Airlines fly’s routes for American Airlines. It allows both companies to sell seats on each other’s flights and gain a percentage of profit from those seats sold that way instead of both companies fighting for the same routes one company can bring in passengers to a hub airport and the other airline can then take those