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SkyWest, Inc.
SkyWest, Inc. has placed a firm order for 40 Embraer 175 aircraft, which one or both of its subsidiary regional carriers will operate for the United Express network. Additionally, SkyWest has agreed a reconfirmable order for another 60 Embraer 175s and has also taken options on another 100 Embraer 175s, taking its total potential order up to 200. Read more
The agreement contemplates that Mitsubishi Aircraft would begin delivery of the MRJs during 2017 and all 100 MRJs would be delivered before the end of 2020. SkyWest has not yet announced if its planned 100-aircraft order specifies the 70-seat MRJ70, the MRJ90, or both versions. Read more
On behalf of Alaska Airlines, SkyWest Airlines will launch three-times daily service linking San Diego with Sacramento, and Burbank with San José, on March 16, 2017. SkyWest Airlines will operate Embraer 175 regional jets on the routes. Read more
SkyWest Airlines will launch five-times-daily Los Angeles-Denver round-trips for the Delta Connection network on June 1, on behalf of Delta Air Lines. Read more
SkyWest Airlines is launching daily non-stop service from Portland, Oregon to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha on February 18, 2016, on behalf of Alaska Airlines. Read more
Using the first three of seven Embraer 175 jets ordered on November 25, SkyWest Airlines will begin offering daily non-stop service for the Alaska Airlines network on July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee; Seattle and Oklahoma City; and Portland in Oregon and St. Louis. Read more
Two regional airlines operating Delta Connection flights for Delta Air Lines will launch daily non-stop service next spring from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to five new destinations as part of the continued expansion of Delta's West Coast hub. Read more
SkyWest Airlines, one of SkyWest Inc.'s two main regional-airline subsidiaries, will operate the aircraft for United Airlines under a United Express franchise agreement. Its Embraer 175s are to be configured in a dual-class 76-seat layout. Read more
The deal represents the largest and most prestigious order yet for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet family, coming as it does from the world's largest regional airline holding company. Read more
SkyWest, Inc. has reached agreement with Delta Air Lines on a deal which provides SkyWest with 34 more dual-class regional jets and calls for early termination of its Delta Connection operating contracts for 66 single-class Bombardier CRJ200s. Read more
Alaska Airlines is to resume daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Long Beach in California on March 12. The flights will be operated for Alaska Airlines by SkyWest Airlines with 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets. Read more
Once finalized, the three-year agreement will also give US Airways options to up-gauge to SkyWest-operated Bombardier CRJ700s to replace the CRJ200s and Dash 8s that Mesa Airlines currently operates for US Airways at the major carrier's Phoenix hub. Read more
As a result of a merger transaction, ExpressJet Holdings has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest. Read more
Should the merger be concluded, SkyWest, Inc. will own airlines that operate just under 700 aircraft – all but 48 of them jets – and SkyWest will be by far the biggest regional airline group in the world. Read more
AirTran Airways and SkyWest Airlines have formed a new marketing partnership under which SkyWest will operate five 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets between Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport and six destinations. Read more
SkyWest, Inc. subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) will begin operating as a United Express carrier in the first quarter of 2010 as part of a deal that sees SkyWest lending United Airlines $80 million and agreeing to let United defer up to $49 million it owes the Utah-based regional airline operator. Read more
Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017
Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub. Read more
United Airlines Takes Over Republic Order for 24 Embraer 175s
United Airlines has signed a firm purchase contract for 24 Embraer 175 regional jets. This order represents a transfer of 24 Embraer 175s previously ordered by Republic Airways Holdings and currently in Embraer's backlog. Read more
Deliveries of Embraer 175s to Horizon Air will start in the second quarter of 2017 and the aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines, Horizon's Air's sibling mainline carrier. Read more