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 over 2,900 daily flights carrying more than 53 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 17,000 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 Boise, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Tucson Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, LaGuardia 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, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Newark and Richmond
Line Stations Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle Chicago, Dallas, and Newark
Cities Currently Served 229 (45 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces and 5 Mexican cities)
142 (38 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands)
Employees 12,213 (11,288 FTEs) 5,200
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures 2,078

863
Passengers Carried in 2016 31.2 million 22 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet 415 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month) 204
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 189 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 87 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
  • 10 CRJ200
  • 45 CRJ700
  • 28 CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 103 E175 aircraft 
  • 118 ERJ145
  • 3 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 DomicilesBoise, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Detroit, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, 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 Served229 (45 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces and 5 Mexican cities)
Employees12,213 (11,288 FTEs)
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures2,078

Passengers Carried in 201631.2 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet415 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month)
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 189 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 87 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
Embraer Aircraft
  • 103 E175 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, LaGuardia and Newark
Maintenance LocationsAtlanta, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Newark and Richmond
Line StationsChicago, Dallas, and Newark
Cities Currently Served142 (38 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands)
Employees5,200
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures863
Passengers Carried in 201622 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet204
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 10 CRJ200
  • 45 CRJ700
  • 28 CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 118 ERJ145
  • 3 ERJ135