SkyWest Airlines Announces Accelerated Delta Connection Growth Plan

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from SkyWest Airlines

    ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary
 of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), announced plans today to take delivery of
 five re-marketed Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) through jet manufacturer
 Bombardier Aerospace of Canada.  The jets will be used to accelerate Delta
 Connection's Salt Lake City growth plan and will begin scheduled air service
 on June 1, 2001.
     The five jets are being leased by SkyWest and will not increase the
 airline's overall CRJ order with Bombardier.  They do, however, allow SkyWest
 to provide flights that would have been unavailable until early next year.
 The new jets will fly routes between Delta's Salt Lake City hub and Austin,
 Texas; Calgary, Alberta; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Rapid City, South Dakota;
 Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and Tucson, Arizona.
     "We're very pleased that Bombardier has been able to accommodate our
 accelerated growth plan," commented SkyWest Airlines President and CEO, Jerry
 Atkin.  "Moving the delivery of these jets forward is good news for our
 employees, shareholders, and passengers."
     "The growth at SkyWest is very exciting," commented SkyWest Airlines
 Senior Director of People, Necia Clark-Mantle.  "Each new jet means
 approximately 35 new positions in the company.  This is great news for us and
 for the communities we serve."
     The CRJ is the most environmentally sound jet in the world and provides
 improved performance and fuel savings, as well as state-of-the-art digital
 technology systems.  The CRJ ensures passenger comfort by providing two-by-two
 seating while cruising at 530 miles per hour at altitudes as high as
 41,000 feet.
     SkyWest Airlines operates as Delta Connection under a marketing agreement
 with Delta Air Lines.  As a Delta Connection carrier, the airline serves
 42 cities with over 250 daily flights in the United States and Canada.
 SkyWest's current Delta Connection fleet of 15 CRJs and 16 Brasilia EMB-120s
 will grow to 46 CRJs and 14 Brasilias by the end of 2003.  SkyWest Airlines is
 the nation's largest independently operated regional carrier and is based in
 St. George, Utah.
 
     The schedules for the cities served by the new deliveries are as follows:
 
 
     Austin to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:30 am      10:19 am         3918        Daily        Eff 6/2/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Austin
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     4:40 pm       8:16 pm         3919        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Albuquerque to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:50 am      10:20 am         3920        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:26 pm      1:55 pm         3832        Daily
     4:15 pm       5:46 pm         3834        Daily
     6:15 pm       7:45 pm         3956        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Albuquerque
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     10:15 am     11:48 am         3831        Daily
     2:10 pm       3:41 pm         3833        Daily
     4:14 pm       5:45 pm         3955        Daily
     10:25 pm     11:56 pm         3921        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Calgary to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:50 am       8:45 am         3852        Daily
     12:07 pm      2:00 pm         3854        Daily
     1:45 pm       3:38 pm         3930        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     5:28 pm       7:24 pm         3856        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Calgary
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     9:37 am      11:37 am         3851        Daily
     11:15 am      1:15 pm         3929        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     2:45 pm       4:45 pm         3853        Daily
     9:55 pm      11:54 pm         3855        Daily
 
     Des Moines to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:10 am       7:50 am         3924        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:25 pm      2:05 pm         3926        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Des Moines
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:25 am      11:55 am         3925        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:35 pm       8:05 pm         3927        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Omaha to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:30 am       7:54 am         3977        Daily
     1:01 pm       2:20 pm         3979        Daily
     7:50 pm       9:10 pm         3936        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Omaha
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     9:26 am      12:31 pm         3978        Daily
     4:20 pm       7:25 pm         3935        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     8:30 pm      11:40 pm         3980        Daily
 
     Rapid City to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:20 am       7:56 am         3858        Daily
     12:26 pm      2:00 pm         3940        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:35 pm       6:10 pm         3860        Daily
     6:20 pm       7:54 pm         3896        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Rapid City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     10:30 am     11:59 am         3933        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     2:35 pm       4:04 pm         3859        Daily
     4:20 pm       5:49 pm         3897        Daily
     8:25 pm       9:52 pm         3861        Daily
 
     Tucson to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:20 am       9:00 am         3906        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:50 pm      3:30 pm         3922        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     6:10 pm       8:50 pm         3928        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Tucson
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     11:05 am     11:45 am         3915        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:30 pm       5:10 pm         3923        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     10:10 pm     10:50 pm         3931        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     This press release, as well as past press releases, can be accessed on the
 SkyWest Internet site at http://www.skywest.com.
 
     For more information contact David Clark, Manager of Corporate
 Communications of SkyWest Airlines, 435-634-3387.
 
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SOURCE SkyWest Airlines
    ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary
 of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), announced plans today to take delivery of
 five re-marketed Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) through jet manufacturer
 Bombardier Aerospace of Canada.  The jets will be used to accelerate Delta
 Connection's Salt Lake City growth plan and will begin scheduled air service
 on June 1, 2001.
     The five jets are being leased by SkyWest and will not increase the
 airline's overall CRJ order with Bombardier.  They do, however, allow SkyWest
 to provide flights that would have been unavailable until early next year.
 The new jets will fly routes between Delta's Salt Lake City hub and Austin,
 Texas; Calgary, Alberta; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Rapid City, South Dakota;
 Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and Tucson, Arizona.
     "We're very pleased that Bombardier has been able to accommodate our
 accelerated growth plan," commented SkyWest Airlines President and CEO, Jerry
 Atkin.  "Moving the delivery of these jets forward is good news for our
 employees, shareholders, and passengers."
     "The growth at SkyWest is very exciting," commented SkyWest Airlines
 Senior Director of People, Necia Clark-Mantle.  "Each new jet means
 approximately 35 new positions in the company.  This is great news for us and
 for the communities we serve."
     The CRJ is the most environmentally sound jet in the world and provides
 improved performance and fuel savings, as well as state-of-the-art digital
 technology systems.  The CRJ ensures passenger comfort by providing two-by-two
 seating while cruising at 530 miles per hour at altitudes as high as
 41,000 feet.
     SkyWest Airlines operates as Delta Connection under a marketing agreement
 with Delta Air Lines.  As a Delta Connection carrier, the airline serves
 42 cities with over 250 daily flights in the United States and Canada.
 SkyWest's current Delta Connection fleet of 15 CRJs and 16 Brasilia EMB-120s
 will grow to 46 CRJs and 14 Brasilias by the end of 2003.  SkyWest Airlines is
 the nation's largest independently operated regional carrier and is based in
 St. George, Utah.
 
     The schedules for the cities served by the new deliveries are as follows:
 
 
     Austin to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:30 am      10:19 am         3918        Daily        Eff 6/2/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Austin
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     4:40 pm       8:16 pm         3919        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Albuquerque to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:50 am      10:20 am         3920        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:26 pm      1:55 pm         3832        Daily
     4:15 pm       5:46 pm         3834        Daily
     6:15 pm       7:45 pm         3956        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Albuquerque
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     10:15 am     11:48 am         3831        Daily
     2:10 pm       3:41 pm         3833        Daily
     4:14 pm       5:45 pm         3955        Daily
     10:25 pm     11:56 pm         3921        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Calgary to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:50 am       8:45 am         3852        Daily
     12:07 pm      2:00 pm         3854        Daily
     1:45 pm       3:38 pm         3930        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     5:28 pm       7:24 pm         3856        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Calgary
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     9:37 am      11:37 am         3851        Daily
     11:15 am      1:15 pm         3929        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     2:45 pm       4:45 pm         3853        Daily
     9:55 pm      11:54 pm         3855        Daily
 
     Des Moines to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:10 am       7:50 am         3924        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:25 pm      2:05 pm         3926        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Des Moines
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     8:25 am      11:55 am         3925        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:35 pm       8:05 pm         3927        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Omaha to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:30 am       7:54 am         3977        Daily
     1:01 pm       2:20 pm         3979        Daily
     7:50 pm       9:10 pm         3936        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Omaha
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     9:26 am      12:31 pm         3978        Daily
     4:20 pm       7:25 pm         3935        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     8:30 pm      11:40 pm         3980        Daily
 
     Rapid City to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:20 am       7:56 am         3858        Daily
     12:26 pm      2:00 pm         3940        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:35 pm       6:10 pm         3860        Daily
     6:20 pm       7:54 pm         3896        Daily
 
     Salt Lake City to Rapid City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     10:30 am     11:59 am         3933        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     2:35 pm       4:04 pm         3859        Daily
     4:20 pm       5:49 pm         3897        Daily
     8:25 pm       9:52 pm         3861        Daily
 
     Tucson to Salt Lake City
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     6:20 am       9:00 am         3906        Daily         Eff 6/2/01
     12:50 pm      3:30 pm         3922        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     6:10 pm       8:50 pm         3928        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     Salt Lake City to Tucson
     Depart         Arrive      Flight#         Freq
     11:05 am     11:45 am         3915        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     4:30 pm       5:10 pm         3923        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
     10:10 pm     10:50 pm         3931        Daily         Eff 6/1/01
 
     This press release, as well as past press releases, can be accessed on the
 SkyWest Internet site at http://www.skywest.com.
 
     For more information contact David Clark, Manager of Corporate
 Communications of SkyWest Airlines, 435-634-3387.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X33633521
 
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