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SkyWest Plans to Add CRJ-550s

SkyWest says it plans to operate CRJ-550 aircraft as early as this summer. The Utah-based regional carrier is slated to transition 19 CRJ-700s expiring from its American contract to the 50-seat configuration. Currently, United Express carrier GoJet is the only…

SkyWest to Open Austin Crew Base

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…

United Adds Larger Overhead Bins to Regional Jets

United announced it is in the process of installing new, larger overhead bins on its Embraer E175 aircraft operated by SkyWest. The Chicago-based carrier says it is the first to add these types of bins on the 76-seat aircraft. According…

New Pacific Airlines Proposes EAS Contracts

New Pacific Airlines, or more specifically known as Ravn Alaska, has proposed service to two Essential Air Service (EAS) communities in the Midwest. Back in 2022, Sun Country bid for and won its first EAS contract in Eau Claire, Wis.,…

Sun Country Seeks More Subsidized Air Service

Sun Country, a Minneapolis/St. Paul-based ultra-low-cost carrier which operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800s, has begun the process of applying for more Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts. Roughly a year ago, the carrier took the aviation community by surprise winning…