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SkyWest to Open Austin Crew Base

The regional carrier plans to open its 20th crew domicile in June.

A SkyWest Embraer aircraft operating for Delta Connection (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

SkyWest is slated to open a new crew base in Austin starting on June 1, 2024. According to sources, the base will be for Embraer E175 operations.

Austin will be the carrier’s third crew base in Texas, joining Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, along with the 20th overall. SkyWest confirmed the new crew domicile in a recent Instagram post.

According to Cirium Diio data, SkyWest is scheduled to operate 721 E175 flights to and from Austin in June. The regional carrier primarily operates on behalf of Delta in the Austin market, including the airline’s new routes to McAllen and Midland, Texas. From Austin, SkyWest also operates a handful of E175 flights for United Express to both Houston and Los Angeles.


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The new base announcement comes just months after American said it would cut over 20 routes from Austin, the majority of which were operated by regional aircraft. SkyWest flies CRJ-700 aircraft on behalf of American Eagle in Austin.

SkyWest will join ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant, which also maintains a crew domicile in the Texas capital.

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