SkyWest to fly 14 CRJs for US Airways Express

SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc, and US Airways have signed a Letter of Intent on a three-year agreement for SkyWest to fly, as US Airways Express, 14 Bombardier CRJ200s with options to upgauge to larger CRJ700s.

This flying contract, once finalised will replace the CRJ200 and Dash 8 Express service currently provided to US Airways at the Phoenix hub by Mesa Airlines.

The agreement, which is subject to approval by the respective Board of Directors for both SkyWest Airlines and US Airways, further diversifies the SkyWest Airlines flying portfolio and provides US Airways customers with SkyWest Airlines’ quality and reliability.

"We are pleased to add US Airways to SkyWest Airlines’ strong partner portfolio," commented Chip Childs, SkyWest Airlines’ president and COO. "SkyWest’s people have done incredible work to provide a reliable, efficient product, and we look forward to offering that quality to US Airways customers."

SkyWest Airlines service as US Airways Express is expected to begin early to mid 2012 and it is likely that the aircraft will be allocated from SkyWest’s existing fleet. SkyWest will be compensated in similar fashion to its existing capacity purchase agreements with other major codeshare partners. Details of the agreement are being finalised and are subject to approval by each entity’s board of directors.

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