SkyWest Airlines

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Country/Territory: United States of America


SkyWest Airlines, based in St George, Utah, is a subsidiary of SkyWest Airlines, Inc, a holding company that also owns Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet. Established in 1972, it is SkyWest Airlines, Inc.'s largest subsidiary, and was the founding airline of the holding company.

It has capacity purchase agreements with United Express, Delta Connection and Alaska Airlines for which it serves 160 points in 40 states, Washington, DC, six Canadian provinces and one Mexican city at Guadalajara. Broken down, that is 171 points for United Express, 95 for Delta Connection, seven for Alaska and 89 shared points. It operates 69 stations. It employes 11,204 or 9,203 full time equivalent (FTEs) employees. For American Airlines it flies 15 CRJ 200s launched Dec-2011.

Its major hubs include Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Average number of daily scheduled departures include 1,098 United Express flights, 548 Delta Connection flights and 25 Alaska departures for a total of 1,671 daily departures.

It has two divisions: its capacity purchase agreements (CPA) with United, Delta and Alaska and a pro-rate division that achieved profitability in 2010 and continues to be profitable. SkyWest carries the risk in its pro-rate operation, charging codesharing partners a pro-rate rather than its CPA work, the risk for which is carried by the mainline partner which reimburses the company at a fixed rate.

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