SkyWest To Shed 24 CRJ200s by Year-End

 - September 4, 2013, 12:45 AM

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest plans to return to Delta Air Lines another 24 fifty-seat Bombardier CRJ200s by the end of this December as part of the transition to 34 larger, dual-class jets specified by a new Delta Connection agreement signed in August last year. Under the terms of the deal, it added five 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700s and 29 seventy-six-seat CRJ900s to its Delta Connection network by the end of this past May and transferred 22 CRJ200s to its American Eagle network by June 30. It also removed another two CRJ200s from service altogether.

Plans call for SkyWest’s 18 remaining Delta-branded CRJ200s to exit its fleet in 2015 and 2016.