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 more than 3,000 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 18,000 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, 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, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Newark, 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 234 (47 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces and 5 Mexican cities)
167 (39 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands)
Employees 12,587 (11,202 FTEs) 5,700
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures 2,164

1,027
Passengers Carried in 2016 31.2 million 22 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet 404 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month) 220
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 180 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 85 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
  • 22 Bombardier CRJ200
  • 45 Bombardier CRJ700
  • 28 Bombardier CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 103 Embraer 175 aircraft 
  • 120 Embraer ERJ145
  • 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 Served234 (47 states, Washington D.C., 6 Canadian Provinces and 5 Mexican cities)
Employees12,587 (11,202 FTEs)
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures2,164

Passengers Carried in 201631.2 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet404 (All numbers include deliveries and retirements this calendar month)
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 180 CRJ200 aircraft 
  • 85 CRJ700 aircraft 
  • 36 CRJ900 aircraft
Embraer Aircraft
  • 103 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, LaGuardia and Newark
Maintenance LocationsAtlanta, Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Newark, Richmond and Shreveport
Line StationsChicago, Dallas, and Newark
Cities Currently Served167 (39 U.S. states; District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Turks and Caicos Islands)
Employees5,700
Average Number of Daily Scheduled Departures1,027
Passengers Carried in 201622 million
Total Aircraft in Operating Fleet220
Bombardier Aircraft
  • 22 Bombardier CRJ200
  • 45 Bombardier CRJ700
  • 28 Bombardier CRJ900
Embraer Aircraft
  • 120 Embraer ERJ145
  • 5 Embraer ERJ135