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SkyWest Airlines Donates More Than $184,000 to Haiti Earthquake Victims

Monday, April 05, 2010

SkyWest Airlines Donates More Than $184,000 to Haiti Earthquake Victims14:44 EDT Monday, April 05, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest Airlines employees across the United States have helped donate nearly $200,000 to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. The relief donations total more than $184,000, reflecting a 100 percent SkyWest Airlines match of donated employee paid time off hours and monetary donations. The relief, collected through the Company's Spirit of SkyWest Foundation, will be donated to the American Red Cross to directly support victims of Haiti's massive January 12 earthquake which left more than one million people homeless and without basic supplies."The response of SkyWest's people has been overwhelming and humbling to say the least," said Chip Childs, President and COO. "Their generosity will help thousands of people in Haiti, who months after the devastating quake are still in desperate need of basic necessities."The money was donated by SkyWest employees between January 22 and February 14, 2010. The massive contribution in such a short amount of time demonstrates the compassion typical of the SkyWest team, who help those in need in the communities the airline serves and around the world."A company is only as good as its people," continued Lori Hunt, vice president ? people. "Our employees are committed to making a difference, and their generosity is truly unparalleled."SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), employs nearly 11,000 aviation professionals and serves a total of 156 cities in 38 states, six Canadian provinces and three cities in Mexico with more than 1,700 daily departures. �Visit www.skywest.com for more information.SOURCE SkyWest AirlinesFor further information: SkyWest Airlines, +1-435-705-2989