History

 

1972
The Beginning "Penny-a-Pound" First Flight Fares Pilots Original Fleet Passengers No Canceled Flights
1973
Passenger Count Customer Service New Aquisition New Route Navajo Aircraft Added to Fleet
1974
Jerry Atkin joins SkyWest Service Expands Stay in Business? Passenger Numbers Up From Cloud Seeding to Oil Exploration
1975
Losses Mount Cost Cutting Youngest President of Scheduled Airline New "Lazy-Susan" Reservation System Passenger Count Milestone
1976
First Profitable Year Debt Free
1977
Five Year Anniversary First Interline Agreements 5th Navajo Chieftan Acquired Passengers
1978
Certifications Upgraded Aircraft Airline Deregulation Act passed Famous Passenger
1979
Passenger Growth New Facilities Airline First Page to Phoenix Service First Metro II Delivered
1980
150 Employees Service Expands to Idaho Passenger Numbers Up
1981
Three Hubs Smaller Markets Served Continued Profitability
1982
Permanent Route Authority Growing Route Map Fleet Expanded 87 Flight Segments a Day Continued Financial Growth
1983
Moving Up the Ranks Code Sharing is Born Fleet Expands New Destinations
1984
Enplanements Up 250 Employees New Maintenance Facility Largest Metro Fleet in World California & Other Destinations Sun Aire Acquisition
1985
$32.3 Million in Revenue Executive Offices Moved New Slogan Standardized Logo Number 2 in SLC
1986
SkyWest Goes Public IPO Helps Reduce Debt EMB 120 Brasilia Aircraft Added to Fleet SkyWest Becomes Delta Connection Carrier First Flight Attendants Hired
1987
500 Flights & Nearly 1,000 Employees Commuter/Regional Airline of the Year Delta Connection Transition Finalized Delta Buys Remaining Stock Delta Handles All SkyWest Reservations Brasilia Service Begins Color Canyon Air Service Purchased Most Profitable Year
1988
SkyWest Doubles in Size 1,100 Employees Founders Resign From Active Management Brasilia Service Expands Capacity Increase Slows Down Fleet Continues to Expand
1989
Regional Jets Ordered LAX SkyWest's Largest Hub Average Fleet Age is 2.8 Years Metro V Order Canceled Over 1 Million Passengers
1990
HQ to Stay in St. George SkyWest's 43rd Station Opened 70,000 Square Foot Maintenance Hangar
1991
Profits Affected by Fuel Costs Fuel Causes Industry Troubles Change in Chairman of Board Service and Fleet Expanded
1992
Groundbreaking for New Corporate Office Delta Connection Name Change Destination Excellence Program Begins
1993
20 Brasilias Flying $32 Million Stock Offering Stock Price Soars SkyWest Worth $100 Million $3.6 Million Corporate Office Opens
1994
50-Passenger Regional Jets Arrive Diverse Fleet Scenic Airlines Acquired Enplanements Up Revenues Increase 114% $14.4 Million in Net Income Stock Price Continues to Rise 1,800 Employees
1995
LAX's Number One Carrier Code Share With Continental Eight CRJ200s Cities Served Increases Employee Stock Purchase Plan Begins
1996
Airline of Choice Motto Brasilias Replace All Metros New Fleet 1,900 Employees
1997
Additional Cities Served SkyWest Nearly Doubles with United 120 Daily Flights Out of LAX $10,111,000 Net Income SkyWest Airlines 25th Anniversary
1998
United Express Livery Plane Goes Online San Francisco Expansion Pacific Northwest Expansion First International Flight Portland, Oregon Hangar Opened
1999
60 More RJs Placed On Order More EMB 120 Brasilias Arrive Fleet Grows to 99 Scenic Airlines Sold Airline Carries 4 Million Passengers $21,944,000 Net Income
2000
Top Regional Airline of Year Best Managed Regional Airline People Department Created Ground Broken for New Facilities Mini Indy Charitable Race
2001
Best Managed Regional Again Order for 64 More RJs September 11 Changes Operations Numerous New Routes
2002
Regional Airline of Year 100% Contract Flying CharterFest Extravaganza New Bases in Tucson
2003
Number One On-Time Airline New Continental Service in Houston 11-Year Agreement With United 70 -Passenger Regional Jets Ordered Board Member Change Website Launched Pro-Rate Service Out of SLC Over 10 Million Passengers
2004
Number One On-Time Airline Again Third Type of Aircraft Added Chicago Hub & Domicile Opens 7,000 Employees & 21 New Stations First Pilot Retires After 32 Years Colorado Springs Base and Domicle Opens Net Earnings $81,952,000 13.4 Million Passengers
2005
FAA Maintenance Award SkyWest, Inc. Buys Atlantic Southeast Number One On-Time Mainland Airline Ron Reber SkyWest Airlines Pres. Forbes Magazine Recognition Tsunami & Hurricane Relief Donations Mini Indy Raises $100,000.00 9,100 SkyWest Airlines Employees
2006
Mini Indy Raises $83,500.00 Bombardier CRJ900s Added To Fleet Midwest Airlines Agreement Delivery of 250th 70-Passenger CRJ FAA Maintenance Recognition SkyWest, Inc. Board Change $145.8 Million Net Income
2007
FAA's AMT Award 35-Year Anniversary Key Leaders Retire Childs Named New COO & President SkyWest Remains Union-Free New Colorado Springs Facility 22 New Regional Jets Midwest Connect Service Begins
2008
Over 20 Million Passengers Carried Bombardier's Reliability Award $112.9 Million Net Income New Flight Operations VP SkyWest Manages Midwest Connect Flights SkyWest Operations Safety Department Fuel Costs Cause Industry Woes Capacity Reduced By 15%
2009
AirTran Airways Partnership New Livery Unveiled Operations Wind-down With Midwest Jerry Atkin, CEO, Anniversary Childs Elected Chair of RAA
2010
Haiti Earthquake Donations Leaders Donate Time & Bikes More Than 11,000 Employees AMT Award of Excellence Third Bombardier Reliability Award
2011
Utah's First Intra-State Jet Service Alaska Airlines Agreement SkyWest Begins Service with US Airways SkyWest Introduces Wi-fi to Flights United/Continental Merger SkyWest’s InFlight Celebrates 25 Years AMT Award of Excellence
2012
SkyWest Airlines: 40 Years and Flying American Airlines Agreement SkyWest Sweeps Reliability Awards
2013
SkyWest Secures Agreement to Fly 40 E175 Spirit of SkyWest: Crisis Fund SkyWest Receives Top Reliability Honors
2014
First 76-Passenger E175 Received Mike Gibson, VP of Maintenance Retires
1972