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April 18, 2015 3:30 AM ET


Company Overview of SkyWest Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operates as an airline company that provides air services in North America. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in St. George, Utah. SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of SkyWest Inc.

444 South River Road

St. George, UT 84790

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for SkyWest Airlines, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer
Age: 38
Chairman, Chairman of Skywest Inc and Chief Executive Officer of Skywest Inc
Age: 65
Director of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Development
Vice President of People
Vice President and Controller
Age: 38
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

Embraer Receives $300 Million Jet Order from SkyWest

Embraer on said it received a $300 million order for seven E175 jets from SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest last year placed an order for 100 E175 planes -- 40 firm and 60 reconfirmable with deliveries set for the second half of 2015.

Alaska Airlines Expands Partnership with SkyWest Airlines, Adds New Routes

Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska's Northwest hubs. Flying on new Embraer E175 jets, Alaska will begin offering daily nonstop service starting July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. The 76-seat E175 jet will feature 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach, and boasts cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, streaming inflight entertainment and 110 volt power in every first class seat. Food and beverage will include hot meals and picnic packs for purchase, in addition to Northwest microbrews and wine. SkyWest has purchased seven E175 aircraft to fly on behalf of Alaska under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA). The first three aircraft will arrive in the summer of 2015, and the remaining four will be delivered in first quarter 2016.

SkyWest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

SkyWest Airlines reported the promotion of Steve Black to vice president of customer service effective Nov. 17, 2014. The company noted that Black will succeed Jim Boyd, who will retire after 33 years with the airline. Black will report to Mike Thompson, COO.

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