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SkyWest Airlines


Latest News /// SkyWest Airlines
SkyWest Announces Additional Fleet Transitions, Bombardier Agreement 2016/12/14
Delta Pilots Oppose Big Regional Jets 2016/11/28
Shrinking Pool of Future Pilots Keeps Major Airlines on Edge 2016/06/29
SkyWest Airlines Announces Partnership with ATP 2016/06/24
Pilot shortage a growing problem in the US Regionals 2016/01/05
General Info /// SkyWest Airlines
Callsign 'SkyWest'
CEO or MD Mr. Michael Thompson, COO
Address SkyWest Airlines
Flight Operations
444 S. River Road
St. George, Utah 84790
Telephone 435 634-3000
Skywest Airlines website
Fleet Types 23 Embraer E175 Jets,
36 Bombardier CRJ900 Regional Jets,
98 Bombardier CRJ700 Regional Jets,
160 Bombardier CRJ200ER Regional Jets.
Aircraft Orders 47 Embraer E175 Jets (60 Options),
18 Next Generation CRJ700's,
4 Next Generation CRJ900's,
100 Mitssubishi MRJ Regional Jets (starting 2017).
Pilot Bases / Domiciles CRJ Bases:

KDEN - Denver International / Denver CO
KCOS - Colorado Springs Municipal / Colorado Springs CO
KSLC - Salt Lake City International / Salt Lake City UT
KFAT - Fresno Yosemite International / Fresno CA
KPSP - Palm Springs International / Palm Springs CA
KLAX - Los Angeles International / Los Angeles CA
KSFO - San Francisco International / San Francisco CA
KMSP - Minneapolis-St Paul International / Minneapolis MN
KORD - Chicago O'Hare International / Chicago IL
KIAH - George Bush Intercontinental / Houston TX
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International / Seattle WA
KPDX - Portland International / Portland OR

E175 Bases:

KSFO - San Francisco International / San Francisco CA
KORD - Chicago O'Hare International / Chicago IL
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International / Seattle WA (Alaska Air)
KPDX - Portland International / Portland OR (Alaska Air)
KDEN - Denver International / Denver CO


Skywest is the largest independently operated regional airline in the world. Operate as United Express on West Coast and out of Denver Hub. Also operate as Delta Connection out of Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland and as Horizon Airlines/Alaska Airlines out of Seattle.

Alliance United, Delta, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines.
Last Update 2017/02/04: E175 Fleet increased to 23.
Pilot Recruitment Info /// SkyWest Airlines
Employer Notes

Please see their informative webpage on Skywest Pilot Hiring below.

Interview process includes three phases,
A written test which includes a 50 question test taken from ATP test standards along with a 20 question mechanical appitude test.

Technical/human resource: consists of questions regarding systems, weather, Jeppesen charts, FAR's as well as questions mandatory in nature including human resource related questions.

Simulator observation: takes place in a Frasca 142 simulator where the applicant will be expected to demonstrate appropriate skills.

- $1.85 Per Diem after commencing trips.

- First year pay increasing to $30/hr.


* Must be legally entitled to live and work in the USA.
* Must hold FAA Pilot License and Medical.

Pilot Hiring
SkyWest Airlines - Pilot Careers
Online Application
First Officer - Online Application
Mr. Ian Whiting, Manager, Flight Ops Planning
Ms. Jaime Sorensen, Manager, Hiring & Workforce Compliance