SkyWest to Fly as New US Airways Express Partner

US Airways announced today that SkyWest Airlines will begin flying will begin flying as US Airways Express beginning Dec. 16. SkyWest Airlines will begin operation of six daily Express flights from US Airways’ hub in Phoenix. By spring 2012, SkyWest Airlines will operate approximately 49 flights to 19 destinations for US Airways Express.

SkyWest will serve US Airways’ Phoenix-based Express operation with 14 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft, replacing the CRJ200 and Dash8 Express service currently operated by Mesa Airlines as US Airways Express. US Airways offers more than 267 daily departures from its Phoenix hub to 74 destinations. Eighty-six of the daily departures are operated by US Airways Express with service provided by a combination of SkyWest and Mesa.

Dion Flannery, president US Airways Express, said, ”We welcome the addition of SkyWest as a regional carrier for US Airways. Their exceptional service complements US Airways’, and our regional partners’, commitment to reliability and the quality of service our customers have come to expect.”

“We’re pleased to launch this highly-anticipated new partnership with US Airways,” said Russell “Chip” Childs, SkyWest Airlines’ president and chief operating officer. “Our employees have done a tremendous job producing an efficient, quality product, and we’re happy to begin extending that product to US Airways customers this December.”