Began Operations: 1972
SkyWest Airlines is a North American Regional Airline owned by SkyWest, Inc. and headquartered in St. George, Utah, USA. and is a member of the Regional Airline Association. SkyWest Airlines flies to 169 cities, in 37 States, Washington D.C., 5 Canadian Provinces and 2 cities in Mexico. The airline serves as a feeder airline, operating under contract with various major carriers. It flies as SkyWest Airlines in a partnership with United Express on behalf of United Airlines, as US Airways Express on behalf of US Airways, as Delta Connection on behalf of Delta Air Lines, and as American Eagle on behalf of American Airlines.
As of September 2012, SkyWest employs over 10,000 people throughout North America. The airline averages 1,724 departures a day, with 1,037 operating as United Express, 526 operating as Delta Connection, 91 operating as US Airways Express, 46 operating as American Eagle and 24 operating as Alaska Airlines. In total, SkyWest carried 24.5 million passengers in 2011. The current President and CEO of SkyWest Inc. is Jerry Atkin, with Chip Childs as President and Chief Operating Officer of SkyWest Airlines.