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SkyWest expanding in Seattle???

Mon Feb 01, 1999 7:26 am

SkyWest ordered 50 Canadair regional jets about a week ago, and they said that these aircraft will be used for new markets and to expand routes. I think the new aircraft will be used to expand to Seattle and maybe Portland and routes from Seattle to compete with Horizon Air since Horizon Air is the biggest regional airline in the Northwest and plans to expand to the south to California.

I think skywest will use the regional jet for routes to Western Canada, (Vancouver, Edmonton) from Seattle. I think it is just one part of United Airlines wanting to make a BIGGER west coast presence.

Horizon Air is Alaska Airlines regional Airlines and both got named best airline and best regional airline.

SkyWest (United Express) currently flies to 5 cities from Seattle with there 35 seat aircraft.

Farhan Ali. Newport Beach, California
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RE: SkyWest expanding in Seattle???

Tue Feb 02, 1999 3:08 am

Horizon dominates the NW and I think SkyWest
has realized that so I think the new CRJ are going
to be used in the SW like PHX,ABQ,DEN,PSP.
There going to make a real run at America West
which is starting to creep in on their turff (CRQ,SLO).
Also you are right Horizon is going to expand into
northern California and may make their way down to
Southern California in a few years. I heard that
Horizon is looking into making another hub in
Northern California, Sacremento,Redding,Oakland.
They don't serve SMF yet but probably will.

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