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SkyWest Airlines Introduces Jeppesen Airside Service to Jet Fleet

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SkyWest Airlines Introduces Jeppesen Airside Service to Jet Fleet17:49 EST Thursday, November 11, 2010Immediate Benefits Expected for Pilots, PassengersST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), is pleased to announce the launch of Jeppesen Airside Service for flight crews onboard each of its 246 jet aircraft.(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101111/LA00242)(Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101111/LA00242)"This is just one of the ways SkyWest Airlines continues to invest in our professional pilots," said Chip Childs, SkyWest President and COO. "The new Airside Service will provide more efficiency, consistency and convenience for every SkyWest pilot ? and underscores SkyWest's role as an industry leader in safety, efficiency and progress."Utilizing Jeppesen Airside Service for more than 1,300 daily CRJ departures eliminates the need for pilots to carry up to 35 pounds of operational manuals, standard operating procedures and navigational charts. With Airside, the most current information is preassembled by Jeppesen and placed onboard each aircraft.SkyWest has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to implement the new program, which is expected to bring immediate benefits to the SkyWest operation, its crewmembers and passengers. The new service is proven to increase operational standardization and consistency, improve crew response time to irregular operations, increase environmental responsibility with fewer paper products, and even reduce injury. SkyWest continues to refine resources and processes for its pilot group, ensuring more time is focused solely on safely transporting passengers.The program will initially be used on SkyWest's fleet of 246 Bombardier-manufactured Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft and will expand to include its nearly 50 Embraer aircraft in the coming months."We are pleased to continue to enhance our partnership in offering this product to SkyWest Airlines and its pilots," said Capt. Brad Thomann, Jeppesen Chief Operating Officer. "Using Airside Service is a simple way to quickly improve efficiency."About SkyWest Airlines:SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), employs approximately 11,000 aviation professionals and serves a total of 161 cities in 40 states, six Canadian provinces and three cities in Mexico with nearly 1,700 daily departures.  Visit www.skywest.com for more information.About Jeppesen:For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.SOURCE SkyWest AirlinesFor further information: SkyWest Airlines, +1-435-705-2989