St. George, Utah

May 7, 2014 - 12:35am

American Eagle’s pilots rejected a concessionary contract proposal from management by a wide margin in late March, thereby ending any chance at flying any of the Embraer E175s American Airlines has ordered. Management promised the pilots the right to fly 60 of the 76-seat jets in return for a pay cap on first officers of $38,000 a year after four years, cuts to per diems and higher health-care premiums.

June 5, 2013 - 2:10am

Brazilian OEM Embraer received a firm order from U.S. operator SkyWest for 40 E175 regional twinjets. SkyWest plans to operate the 76-seat aircraft under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with United Airlines. Another firm order for 60 of the E-Jets hinges on SkyWest’s being awarded additional CPAs with major airline partners. In addition, the acquisition agreement includes options for another 100 E175s, bringing the potential total order to 200 airplanes. If all 100 firm orders are exercised, the deal has an estimated value of $4.1 billion.

January 7, 2012 - 12:40am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines began flying as a US Airways Express partner on December 16, when it launched six daily flights from US Airways’ hub in Phoenix. The new three-year contact calls for SkyWest Airlines to operate some 49 flights to 19 destinations by the spring and includes an option for US Airways to switch equipment to CRJ700s.

January 31, 2011 - 8:30am

The FAA has proposed $359,000 in civil penalties against St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines for three separate alleged FAR violations. The largest penalty, which could cost SkyWest $220,000, involves an alleged failure to document heavy checked bags, motorized mobility aids and a heavy shipment carried in the cargo compartment of the company’s passenger aircraft. Two other cases involved maintenance of the company’s Bombardier CRJs.

January 29, 2011 - 7:45am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest placed a firm order with Bombardier last month for four CRJ700s. SkyWest plans to fly the airplanes under its Delta Connection code-share agreement in a 65-seat, dual-class configuration.

January 27, 2011 - 10:12am

The FAA has proposed $359,000 in civil penalties against St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines for three separate alleged FAR violations. The largest penalty, which could cost SkyWest $220,000, involves an alleged failure to document heavy checked bags, motorized mobility aids and a heavy shipment carried in the cargo compartment of the company’s passenger aircraft. Two other cases involved maintenance of the company’s Bombardier CRJs.

October 27, 2010 - 7:14am

Vietnam’s Air Mekong, 30 percent owned by U.S. regional airline SkyWest, on October 9 launched domestic services with four 86-seat Bombardier CRJ900s subleased from the St. George, Utah-based regional.

November 24, 2009 - 7:23am

SkyWest Airlines’ decision to lend United Airlines $80 million in no way signals any particular interest on the part of the St. George, Utah-based regional to help finance the operations of its code-share partners, a point SkyWest executive vice president and CFO Brad Rich clearly wanted to emphasize during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call last month.

October 20, 2009 - 7:53am

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest has agreed to lend United Airlines $80 million as part of a deal announced today that extends SkyWest Airlines’ code-sharing relationship with UAL and calls for SkyWest subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines to launch United Express service during next year’s first quarter.
   

June 3, 2009 - 8:07am

Atlantic Southeast Airlines’ unscheduled grounding of 60 CRJ200s on March 31 for engine inspections lowered revenues at parent company SkyWest by $7.6 million during the first quarter. The groundings, which took the airplanes out of service for up to two days, followed an internal audit revealing that ASA might

 
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