SkyWest announced (15-Nov-2010) the completion of its acquisition of ExpressJet Holdings, the parent company of ExpressJet Airlines, a regional air carrier which serves more than 130 scheduled destinations in North America and the Caribbean with approximately 1200 daily departures. As a result of a merger transaction, ExpressJet Holdings became a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest. SkyWest confirmed its intention to combine the operations of ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast, subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, and utilise Atlantic Southeast's facilities in Atlanta as the operating headquarters of the combined company. SkyWest anticipates that both airlines will continue to operate under separate airline operating certificates until the regulatory process can be completed for combining the airlines under a single operating certificate. Pending receipt of that single operating certificate, Atlantic Southeast intends to transition certain existing ExpressJet support functions to Atlantic Southeast and SkyWest. [more]
SkyWest completes ExpressJet acquisition
You may also be interested in the following articles...
Emirates has multiple reasons for cutting back on US capacity
As the most conspicuous and largest, Emirates Airline often takes on its shoulders the increasingly difficult task of defending Gulf aviation. Emirates often single handedly represents the Gulf and "Middle East Big 3", in much the same way as Dubai carries regional geopolitics.
Just as there are significant differences between the Big 3 US airlines who have strenuously opposed the Gulf carriers in the US market, so Emirates is fundamentally different from its peers: it is longer established, has a larger home market and has had a more commercial mandate from the beginning.
Yet Emirates must compete in a market where many others would like a piece of that market. Just as Dubai Inc modelled itself in many ways on Singapore Inc, there are many who would follow the same trail. This does not lead to steady market conditions.
Certainly the policies of US President Trump have hurt aviation and tourism. But Emirates' announcement of a 19% reduction in services to the United States is less about US policies and more about the nature of the market forces that started before Trump was even a serious Presidential contender.