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Head of Mesaba Holdings Resigns

June 30, 1999

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Bryan Bedford has resigned as president of the parent company of Mesaba Airlines, a major regional carrier, to head up Chautauqua Airlines of Indianapolis.

John Fredericksen, Mesaba’s vice president and general counsel, was named interim CEO.

Bedford had been head of Mesaba Holdings, the parent company of Mesaba Airlines, since Aug. 7, 1995. Mesaba operates as a Northwest Airlink affiliate out of Northwest Airlines hubs in the Twin Cities, Detroit and Memphis, Tenn.

Mesaba offers over 900 daily departures to 98 cities in 23 states and three Canadian provinces.

Chautauqua is a regional partner for US Airways, operating 32 commuter planes to 25 cities in the Midwest and East as US Airways Express. It flies about 220 flights daily.

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