Who We Are

SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with nearly 3,000 daily flights carrying nearly 57 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Based in St. George, Utah, SkyWest continues to set the standard for excellence across the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its more than 19,000 employees.

Fact Sheets

Corporate Headquarters Saint George, UT Atlanta, GA
Executive Leadership
Chip Childs, President and CEO

Michael Thompson, COO

Terry Vais, COO
Founded 1972; First day of operation: June 19, 1972 1979; First day of operation: June 27, 1979
Crew Domiciles Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Tucson Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Newark
Maintenance Locations Boise, Chicago O'Hare, Colorado Springs, Detroit, Fort Wayne, Fresno, Milwaukee, Nashville, Palm Springs, Salt Lake City, South Bend and Tucson Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Houston, Knoxville, Richmond and Shreveport
Line Stations Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle Chicago, Dallas, and Newark
Cities Currently Served 202 (42 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces, 5 Mexican cities and the Bahamas)
182 (39 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada and Mexicos)
Employees 11,722 (10,444 FTEs) 7,500
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures 1,683

1,289
Passengers Carried in 2015 30.1 million 26 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet 359 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month) 278
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 157 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 85 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
  • 52 Bombardier CRJ200
  • 35 Bombardier CRJ700
  • 28 Bombardier CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 81 Embraer 175 aircraft 
  • 158 Embraer ERJ145ER
  • 5 Embraer ERJ135
Corporate HeadquartersSaint George, UT
COOMichael Thompson
Founded1972; First day of operation: June 19, 1972
First FlightSGU to SLC (with a stop in CDC)
Crew DomicilesChicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Tucson
Maintenance LocationsBoise, Chicago O'Hare, Colorado Springs, Detroit, Fort Wayne, Fresno, Milwaukee, Nashville, Palm Springs, Salt Lake City, South Bend and Tucson
Line StationsDenver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle
Cities Currently Served202 (42 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces, 5 Mexican cities and the Bahamas)
Employees11,722 (10,444 FTEs)
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures1,683

Passengers Carried in 201530.1 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet359 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month)
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 157 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 85 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
Embraer Aircraft
  • 81 Embraer 175 aircraft 
Corporate HeadquartersAtlanta, GA
COOTerry Vais
Founded1979; First day of operation: June 27, 1979
First FlightCSG to ATL
Crew DomicilesAtlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Newark
Maintenance LocationsAtlanta, Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Houston, Knoxville, Richmond and Shreveport
Line StationsChicago, Dallas, and Newark
Cities Currently Served182 (39 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada and Mexicos)
Employees7,500
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures1,289
Passengers Carried in 201526 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet278
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 52 Bombardier CRJ200
  • 35 Bombardier CRJ700
  • 28 Bombardier CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 158 Embraer ERJ145ER
  • 5 Embraer ERJ135