SkyWest Airlines

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SkyWest Airlines was founded in 1972 by Ralph Atkin to meet the needs of businessmen traveling between Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. During the first year of operations, 256 passengers utilized the services of the fledgling airline.


In 1985 SkyWest Airlines signed a marketing agreement with Western Airlines to fly for them as Western Express out of their hub in Salt Lake City. In 1987, Delta Air Lines acquired Western. SkyWest then began a partnership with Delta as one of their Connection carriers and today continues that partnership with more than 435 daily flights, operating primarily out of Delta’s hub in Salt Lake City.

On October 1, 1997, SkyWest began its partnership with United Airlines. SkyWest is now the primary United Express carrier along the West Coast, providing more than 980 daily departures and serving United hubs at Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare and Denver.

SkyWest began a partnership with Midwest Airlines on April 1, 2007. SkyWest flies as Midwest Connect to a variety of cities from their hub in Milwaukee using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft.

In addition to its current partners, SkyWest previously had code-share agreements with Continental Airlines from 1995 to 1997 out of Los Angeles International Airport and from 2003 to 2005 out of Houston Intercontinental Airport.

SkyWest Airlines currently employs more than 10,500 employees across 150 cities in 38 states, 5 Canadian Provinces and 1 city in Mexico. Operating over 1,500 flights per day for United Express, Delta Connection and Midwest Connect, SkyWest proudly flies the EMB 120, the Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700, and the CRJ900. SkyWest Airlines was named the number one on-time mainland airline by the Department of Transportation 2003, 2004, 2005 years in which they carried more than 40 million passengers combined.

SkyWest, Inc., headquartered in St. George, Utah, is the holding company for SkyWest Airlines.

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At SkyWest Airlines, safety always comes first. From the moment your reservation is made until you claim your baggage, the safety of their passengers and crews is above all other concerns.

When you choose SkyWest Airlines, you're choosing one of the safest airlines in the world. They pride ourselves on their outstanding safety record and the numerous ways they exceed safety regulations.

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Location

SkyWest Airlines
444 South River Road
St. George, UT 84790
United States

Telephone: 
(435) 634-3000
Fax: 
(435) 634-3105

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