Note: The graph above only shows the planes in the airline service. It does not include aircraft that are: owned by SkyWest, but leased to other operators, removed from service, between agreements with partners, used as spare parts, parked or in the department process.  On November 15, 2012, SkyWest launched a contract with American Airlines to purchase the capacity of 12 CRJ200 aircraft from the U.S. platform in Los Angeles, California.  SkyWest has entered into an agreement to acquire 21 used CRJ550s. These high-end 50-seat aircraft will not fly under SkyWest. While the airline will own the aircraft, it leases it under a multi-year contract for another regional airline that operates the Regional United Express brand. On September 9, 2011, AirTran Airways ended the codeshare partnership with SkyWest.  Shortly thereafter, SkyWest entered into a codeshare agreement with US Airways to operate CRJ200 aircraft from US Airways` airport platform in Phoenix, Arizona.  The vast majority of SkyWest`s contracts are a fixed fee, with partner airlines paying a certain amount for each flight, regardless of the number of passengers carried. The remaining 7% of flights are insured under a price-price contract, with SkyWest covering all costs, setting fares, withholding all non-arrival passengers` income and sharing pro-rata fares for connecting passengers with the partner airline. SkyWest currently operates on 68 routes on more than 10 platforms based on fares under agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
 In May 2011, SkyWest replaced six Horizon Air flights on the West Coast for Alaska Airlines. The flights originated in Seattle and Portland and flew to several California cities, including Fresno, Burbank, Santa Barbara and Ontario. Alaska Airlines has similar agreements with PenAir for Alaska and Horizon Air flights for flights in the last 48.  ST. GEORGE, Utah, August 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) (“SkyWest”) today announced an agreement with Delta Air Lines (“Delta”) to operate six used E175 aircraft under a multi-year contract beginning in early 2020. The aircraft are funded by Delta and will be purchased by a regional operator who has descended from Delta Connection. In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “forecast,” “expected,” “expected,” “expected,” “estimated,” “should,” “probably” and identify similar expressions in the future.
These statements include statements about continued demand for our product, the potential benefits of selling ExpressJet, including reduced risks, increased flexibility, efficiency and improved positioning for market opportunities, expected growth in our business with Delta and other important partners in certain markets, planned aircraft deliveries to SkyWest Airlines in the coming years and the distance and/or placement of service in the service of certain aircraft, the expected terms, dates and benefits associated with SkyWest`s leasing and joint venture operations, as well as SkyWest`s future financial and operational results, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates, intentions and prospects, as well as any other statement that is not historical.