Atlantic Southeast Airlines Recalls Furloughed Pilots to Support Expanding CRJ700 Fleet

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly
owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is recalling 42 pilots in June as it adds
four CRJ700 aircraft to its fleet. The additional aircraft will be
integrated into Atlantic Southeast’s Delta Connection program.


According to Brad Holt, president and COO, “Expanding our
fleet and recalling pilots now is a testament to Atlantic Southeast people’s
hard work and dedication to positioning our airline well as a strong business

Atlantic Southeast furloughed 136 pilots in 2009 due to the unprecedented
economic downturn that impacted domestic capacity.

Holt continued, “This recall is a step in the right direction, and
Atlantic Southeast will continue working to find more opportunities for growth
so that we can get all of our furloughed pilots back flying with us as soon as

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc.,
operates more than 800 daily flights using its all-jet fleet to 113 airports in
31 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada and Jamaica. Under the
SkyWest, Inc. umbrella, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and SkyWest Airlines form
the world’s largest regional airline alliance. Founded in 1979, Atlantic
Southeast operated solely as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984, until
adding United Express operations in 2010. The airline operates a fleet of 160
aircraft and employs more than 3,500 aviation professionals across its route