Thursday, May 03, 2007

Airline Profile: Skywest Airlines

Periodically, I will be publishing profiles on some of the airlines that we monitor at This week, we will profile Skywest Airlines.

SkyWest provides service as United Express in partnership with United Airlines along the West Coast and out of United’s Denver and Chicago hubs. At Salt Lake City, SkyWest operates as Delta Connection under a marketing agreement with Delta Air Lines. SkyWest flies as Midwest Connect out of Milwaukee and Kansas City in a partnership with Midwest Airlines. SkyWest is the world’s largest independently owned regional airline.

Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee and Kansas City.

Crew Domiciles
Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Palm Springs, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tucson and Milwaukee.

Cities (States) Currently Served
Total: 141 (39 states & 4 Canadian Provinces)
United: 115 Delta: 87 Midwest: 7 Shared: 65

Total: 10,799

Passengers Carried in 2006
19.5 million passengers

Total revenue passenger miles flown in 2006
9.5 billion revenue passenger miles*

*A Revenue Passenger Mile is equal to one fare paying passenger flown one mile.

Type Aircraft Flown
Embraer 120; CRJ 200/700/900

Total aircraft in operating fleet
270 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month)

Average age of fleet
CRJ: 3.8 years. Brasilia: 10.1 years. Combined: 5.2 years.

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