Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines receive FAA approval for a single operating certificate

SkyWest, Inc. (St. George) announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta) and ExpressJet Airlines (Houston), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast, received approval on November 17, 2011 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a single operating certificate. This was the final regulatory step for the two merging airlines to operate as one.

As a result of this approval, effective on December 31, 2011, the combined airline will operate solely as ExpressJet Airlines and will be the largest regional airline in the world with more than 400 aircraft operating over 2,350 flights each day. The Atlantic Southeast Airlines name will pass into aviation history on this date.

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