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SkyWest, Inc. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer to Present at the Maxim Group Growth Conference

Monday, November 15, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer to Present at the Maxim Group Growth Conference19:07 EST Monday, November 15, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (Nasdaq: SKYW) Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Michael J. Kraupp, will present at the Maxim Group Growth 2010 Conference.  The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel. The Maxim Group Growth Conference will feature interactive presentations from over 80 companies, as well as one-on-one meetings with executives.  The presentation is scheduled to take place Thursday, November 18, 2010, at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET.About SkyWestSkyWest conducts its operations through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. ("Atlantic Southeast"), based in Atlanta, Georgia, and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines"), based in St. George, Utah.  Atlantic Southeast operates as a Delta Connection carrier under a contractual agreement with Delta Air Lines ("Delta") and as a United Express carrier under a contractual agreement with United Airlines ("United"). ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., the parent company of ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ("ExpressJet"), is now (effective November 12, 2010)  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast and operates as a Continental Express carrier under a contractual agreement with Continental Airlines, Inc. ("Continental") and as a United Express carrier under a contractual agreement with United.  SkyWest Airlines operates as a Delta Connection carrier and as a United Express carrier under contractual agreements with Delta and United. SkyWest Airlines also has a marketing agreement with AirTran Airways, Inc. System-wide, SkyWest operates approximately 700 regional aircraft, primarily regional jets, with approximately 4,000 daily departures.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com. About Maxim Group Maxim Group LLC is a full-service investment banking firm headquartered in New York. Maxim Group provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading as well as equity research. The investment banking group focuses on middle market and emerging growth companies within the shipping, energy, health care, technology, retail, and business and financial services sectors. The institutional coverage of Maxim Group spans North and South America, Europe and Asia. Maxim Group LLC is a registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); International Securities Exchange (ISE); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit www.maximgrp.com.  FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSIn addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking statements.  SkyWest may, from time-to-time, make written or oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements encompass SkyWest's beliefs, expectations, hopes or intentions regarding future events.  Words such as "expects," "intends," "believes," "anticipates," "should," "likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof and are based on information available to SkyWest as of such date.  SkyWest assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.  Readers should note that many factors could affect the combination of the companies, as well as the future operating and financial results of SkyWest, Atlantic Southeast, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet, and could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements set forth in this release.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the operations of Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet will not be integrated successfully, or the integration may require more time and/or resources than SkyWest currently anticipates; the parties' ability to obtain regulatory approvals necessary to implement Atlantic Southeast's intended business strategy; the ability of the combined company to realize potential synergies and other anticipated financial impacts of the proposed transaction; as well as the future financial and operating results of the combined company.Actual operational and financial results of SkyWest, Atlantic Southeast, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet will vary, and may vary materially, from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected for a number of reasons, including, among those identified above: the challenges of competing successfully in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry; developments associated with fluctuations in the economy and the demand for air travel; ongoing negotiations between SkyWest, Atlantic Southeast, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet and their major partners regarding their contractual relationships; the financial stability of those major partners regarding any impact on the contracts that SkyWest, Atlantic Southeast, SkyWest Airlines or ExpressJet operates under in their behalf; the resolution of current litigation with a major airline partner of SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast; variations in market and economic conditions; labor relationships; the impact of global instability; rapidly fluctuating fuel costs; the degree and nature of competition; potential fuel shortages; the impact of weather-related or other natural disasters on air travel and airline costs; aircraft deliveries; and other unanticipated factors.  Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions which could cause actual results to differ from management's current expectations are contained in SkyWest's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; including the section of SkyWest's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, entitled "Risk Factors."  SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer of SkyWest, Inc., +1-435-634-3212, fax, +1-435-634-3205