announces the opening of a maintenance base and crew domicile in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. The new facility will begin operations August 1, 2004,
and will be fully operational by December of this year.
“With our route structure, Colorado Springs is a natural location for
aircraft and crew overnights. As we continue our eastward expansion, it
makes an excellent strategic location for a maintenance and crew
facility,” said Ron Reber, SkyWest Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer. “Additionally, we’ve enjoyed an excellent rapport with
Colorado Springs in the past, and the community’s forward-looking
leadership is exciting to work with.”
SkyWest will lease a hangar on the airport grounds while plans are being
developed to build a new on-site facility. The SkyWest maintenance team
will provide various overnight maintenance functions for the airline’s
fleet of Bombardier manufactured 50-passenger and 70-passenger Canadair
“Depending on the final number of overnights established in our Delta
Connection and United Express operation, we could employ more than 135
maintenance personnel and up to 150 crew members,” continued Reber.
SkyWest will hold a special recruiting event for flight attendants at the
Radisson Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 3, at 5:00 p.m. To learn more
about the event, or how to join SkyWest’s team of more than 6,700 aviation
professionals, visit http://www.skywest.com/ > careers > recruiting events.
SkyWest Airlines was named the number one on-time airline in the United
States by the Department of Transportation for 2003, a year in which they
carried 10.7 million passengers. System-wide, SkyWest serves a total of
111 cities in 29 states and three Canadian provinces with more than 1,300
daily departures. This press release and additional information on SkyWest
can be accessed at http://www.skywest.com/.