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SkyWest, Inc. enters into an agreement to sell ExpressJet Airlines

United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13949 (msn 145057) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 906356.

SkyWest, Inc. today announced that it is has entered into definitive agreements to sell ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. to ManaAir, LLC, a company in which United Airlines owns a minority interest.

The transaction is expected to close in early 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Consideration for the transaction includes approximately $70 million in cash for the majority of the assets and the assumption of liabilities of ExpressJet, subject to a working capital adjustment. The ExpressJet assets excluded from the transaction will be utilized or liquidated by SkyWest. The expected realizable value to SkyWest of the remaining inventory is estimated to approximate the value of the working capital adjustment. SkyWest will retain ownership of the CRJ aircraft currently in service at ExpressJet.

The transaction also includes certain protections around existing SkyWest Airlines flying, as well as priority position to add 25 new dual-cabin aircraft with United should those opportunities arise.

As part of the transaction, SkyWest has also agreed to lease 20 CRJ200s to ExpressJet for up to five years.

ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. operates a fleet of Bombardier and Embraer regional jet aircraft to more than 110 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

ExpressJet has nearly 70 years of flying history and was formed through multiple airline mergers and transformations that occurred during that time. Today, ExpressJet is headquartered in Atlanta and operates as American Eagle and United Express.

Starting in early 2019, ExpressJet will begin flying exclusively as United Express, with flight operations centered out of Houston, Chicago, Cleveland and Newark. ExpressJet currently flies the Bombardier CRJ200, CRJ700 and Embraer ERJ145 for United Express.

ExpressJet Fact Sheet

Crew domiciles

Chicago (ORD); Cleveland (CLE); Dallas (DFW); Houston (IAH); Knoxville (TYS); Newark (EWR)

Maintenance bases (including line stations)

Baton Rouge, La. (BTR); Chicago (ORD); Cleveland (CLE); Houston (IAH); Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS); Newark, N.J. (EWR); Richmond, Va. (RIC)

Airports currently served

111 airports in 36 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico

Employees

3,000 (active)

Average number of daily scheduled departures

System: 493

Mainline Partners

American Airlines (ExpressJet operating as American Eagle)
United Airlines (ExpressJet operating as United Express)

Passengers carried in 2017

15.5 million

Total revenue passenger miles flown in 2017

7.6 billion

Total aircraft in operating fleet

126 Bombardier and Embraer Jet Aircraft

Aircraft

(11) 65-passenger Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets
(10) 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets
(105) 50-passenger Embraer ERJ145 regional jets

Our Values

Our core values guide us as we work to achieve our vision:

  • Putting safety first in everything we do.
  • Treating people with dignity and respect.
  • Operating with honesty, integrity and transparency in everything we do.
  • Working smart with commitment to continuous self improvement.
  • Taking pride in making sure the job is done right.

Top Copyright Photo: United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13949 (msn 145057) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 906356.

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United Airlines announces new daily service between Paine Field and Denver and San Francisco

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N139SY (msn 17000468) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944561.

United Airlines today announced it will begin nonstop service between Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport and its hubs in Denver and San Francisco. Subject to government approval, United will operate two daily flights from Denver and four daily flights from San Francisco, beginning March 31, 2019.

United service to Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport

Flight #

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

Aircraft

5460

Denver

9:25 a.m.

Paine Field

11:30 a.m.

E175

5528

Denver

7:15 p.m.

Paine Field

9:22 p.m.

E175

5871

San Francisco

11:00 a.m.

Paine Field

1:24 p.m.

E175

5880

San Francisco

12:45 p.m.

Paine Field

2:07 p.m.

E175

5898

San Francisco

4:15 p.m.

Paine Field

6:39 p.m.

E175

5883

San Francisco

9:30 p.m.

Paine Field

11:54 p.m.

E175

United operates up to 40 daily flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and its U.S. hubs. North Seattle and Northwest Washington are among the fastest growing areas in the nation and United’s new service connects Paine Field to two of the airline’s largest hubs offering customers more opportunities to easily connect to hundreds of domestic destinations including California’s Central Coast, Colorado, Hawaii and New York City. United’s new service also offers customers more opportunities to conveniently connect to popular international destinations including Sydney, London, and Mexico City.

Top Copyright Photo: United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N139SY (msn 17000468) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944561.

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Delta to add Detroit – La Crosse, WI service

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N454SW (msn 7749) SLC (Tony Storck). Image: 933365.

Delta Air Lines will add Delta Connection service between the Detroit hub and La Crosse, WI starting on March 2, 2019.

The new spoke route will be operated daily with Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N454SW (msn 7749) SLC (Tony Storck). Image: 933365.

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United to offer Redding, CA service

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N923SW (msn 7664) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936854.

United Airlines is planning to offer daily United Express service connecting the Los Angeles hub with Redding, CA starting on March 8, 2019. According to Airline Route, the route will be operated with SkyWest Airlines CRJ200s.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N923SW (msn 7664) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936854.

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United to fly the Chicago O’Hare – Leon/Guanajuato route

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N105SY (msn 17000395) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943213.

United Airlines for the winter season will operate a daily United Express route from the Chicago (O’Hare) hub to Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico.

According to Airline Route, the route will be operated by SlyWest Airlines Embraer 175s starting on October 28, 2018.

 

In other news, United Airlines will end daily service to Victoria, British Columbia from the San Francisco hub on January 6, 2019. The route is operated by SkyWest Airlines CRJ200 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N105SY (msn 17000395) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943213.

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Delta to operate the seasonal Boston – Sarasota/Bradenton route again

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N241SY (msn 17000585) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942782.

Delta Air Lines is planning to operate the seasonal Boston – Sarasota/Bradenton route again in March and April.

The restored route will operate from March 2 to April 27, 2019 according to Airline Route.

SkyWest Airlines will operate Embraer 175s on Saturdays on the route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N241SY (msn 17000585) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942782.

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United to add two United Express routes from Denver, will add Prescott, AZ

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N755SK (msn 10220) LAS (Bruce Drum). Image: 104425.

United Airlines is planning to add two new domestic United Express routes from the Denver hub. Both routes will be operated by SkyWest Airlines:

Mammoth Lake, CA – daily CRJ700 effective December 19, 2018

Monterey, CA – daily CRJ200 effective October 4, 2018

In other news, United will also add United Express service from Prescott, ZA on August 29, 2018 to both Denver and Los Angeles via SkyWest.

Finally, United will also offer Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 service to Hawaii:

Los Angeles – Kahului effective August 21, 2018

Los Angeles – Kona effective February 14, 2019

San Francisco – Kahului effective March 9, 2019

San Francisco – Kona effective March 8, 2019

Top Copyright Photo: United Express-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N755SK (msn 10220) LAS (Bruce Drum). Image: 104425.

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