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SkyWest Airlines Pilots Vote to Remain Union Free

SkyWest Airlines Pilots Vote to Remain Union Free

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest Airlines pilots voted Tuesday to maintain the airline's open-door culture -- a cornerstone of the Company's 35-year success. In a vote conducted by the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C., more than 65 percent of SkyWest Airlines' pilots voted to remain union free, rejecting the Air Line Pilots Association's efforts to become their bargaining representative.

"We are pleased with our pilots' decision to reject third-party representation and to maintain our current relationship," said Chip Childs, SkyWest Airlines president and chief operating officer. "SkyWest's future is certainly positive, and we are pleased our pilots recognize that we can accomplish great things together as we work toward continued opportunity for our airline and our employees."

"We appreciate our pilots' decision to remain union free, and the professionalism they displayed during this campaign," continued Brad Holt, SkyWest's vice president -- flight operations. "This vote is an endorsement of the relationship that has worked so well throughout our history."

SkyWest has been union free for more than 35 years, and the airline is dedicated to working with all employee groups to establish an environment of competitive wages, good working conditions and opportunity for personal and professional growth.

SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. is celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary in 2007. SkyWest's exceptional service is recognized throughout the aviation industry. SkyWest was named Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine in 2002 and in 2005. SkyWest was named the number one on-time mainland airline for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005. SkyWest was awarded the FAA's AMT Gold Award for maintenance training in 2004 and 2005, and the AMT Diamond award in 2006. System-wide, SkyWest employs approximately 11,371 aviation professionals, including more than 2,700 of the industry's premier pilots, and serves a total of 154 cities in 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Mexico with nearly 1,800 daily departures.

This press release and more information on SkyWest Airlines can be found at http://www.skywest.com/.

SkyWest Airlines

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, +1-435-634-3548, +1-435-634-3540

Web site: http://www.skywest.com/

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