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SkyWest Sets Performance Record with 40,000+ Flights!

McKall Morris

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Corporate Communications Manager

SkyWest Airlines’ performance record continues, reaching 22 days 16 hours (and counting) without a controllable cancel. That means outside of weather and air traffic control-related issues, since Sunday, May 15, SkyWest has completed over 40,000 consecutive flights. This new record nearly doubles the previous record, set in March 2016, of 11 days 23 hours.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment that shows the dedicated, consistent work of SkyWest’s more than 11,500 people. The airline’s strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and success permeates the company from top to bottom and continues to set SkyWest apart from its competitors. Known for its unmatched team that works together for outstanding service and reliability, these aviation professionals operate nearly 1,900 flights each day to 209 destinations throughout North America with a fleet of 356 aircraft.

“This type of performance is only possible with exceptional planning and teamwork  from every employee,” said Mike Thompson, SkyWest Airlines Chief Operating Officer. “Our team has done a truly impressive job getting to this point, translating to real improvements as we continue to set a new reliability standard. We’re proud to kick off a strong start to summer and look forward to continuing to deliver the exceptional, reliable product our passengers have come to expect from SkyWest.”



SkyWest strives to be the airline partner, employer and investment of choice, and in recent months has inked new flying agreements with each of four mainline partners – United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. This record performance also helped Delta Connection achieve its own record this past month.

Interested in joining the SkyWest team? Learn more on skywest.com/careers.

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Enjoy Outdoor Fun in Muskegon, Michigan All Year!

Outdoor Fun in Muskegon

Caitlin Miller

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People Programs Coordinator

A visit to the beautiful shores of Muskegon, Michigan is a great choice any time of the year.  During the winter, extreme sports and unbeatable, snow-related fun abounds, while warmer months provide music festivals, water activities, and 26 miles of sandy beaches! No matter what the calendar says, an outdoor adventure awaits in this Western Michigan town!

The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex provides a place for exciting winter fun. Start by lacing up the skates for some time on the family skating rink, hockey rinks, or quarter-mile ice skating trail. More daring adventurists will love a trip down the luge. The Olympian-designed track allows participants to reach speeds of up to 30 mph! Afterward, spend some time cross country skiing on the longest-lit trail in the Midwest, race down the sledding hill, or snowshoe on one of three tracks, each designed for different experience levels.

Enjoying luge fun in Muskegon

Back in town, visitors can warm up while viewing a world-class collection of visual art at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Special exhibitions are also showcased throughout the year, including the Festival of Trees in the fall.

As the weather gets warmer, the outdoor fun only gets better. Flip upside down on a roller coaster or cool off in the water park at Michigan’s Adventure. The park is the largest amusement park and water park in Michigan with more than 60 rides and attractions. One of the most popular rides is Shivering Timbers, a long, fast, wooden roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 65 mph.

Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon

The summer is also the perfect time to explore the three nearby state parks or to go boating, fishing or swimming on Lake Michigan. For a stunning bird’s eye view of the lake, tour a nearby historical lighthouse.

Beautiful Lighthouses near Muskegon

It’s easy to get to Muskegon with convenient SkyWest Airlines flights, operating as United Express, from Chicago O’Hare. Find the best fares and more travel info at united.com.

Results Are In! SkyWest Mini Indy Raised More Than $100,000.

The donation totals are in for SkyWest Airlines’ annual Mini Indy! Once again, the charity event was a success as it raised more than $100,000 for United Way Dixie and the SkyWest Scholarship Program.

This year, 37 teams from around the world met in St. George to race go-carts and contend for the title of Mini Indy Champion. Since its inception in 2000, Mini Indy has raised nearly one million dollars for local charities through the race itself, golf tournament, dinner, pit crew competition and more.

Sponsored by SkyWest Airlines and the City of St. George, Mini Indy is the largest event benefiting United Way Dixie. In turn, United Way Dixie provides support for a number of charitable organizations and programs in Washington County including The ARC of Washington County, a non-profit organization that promotes the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and actively supports their inclusion through interactive activities and social events throughout their lifetimes.

“We have always appreciated our partnership with United Way Dixie and SkyWest,” said Terry Hawks, director of Washington County ARC. “We wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do without the funds generated from Mini Indy.”

The Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah provides low income housing and exterior home repair projects through the Brush with Kindness Program for low-income families in Washington County.

“Our partnership with United Way Dixie affords us the opportunity to offer effective and impactful home preservation services for low-income homeowners in Washington County. United Way Dixie funding literally provides the tools we use to build homes, communities and hope,” said Melissa Ann Santora, Director of Community Engagement, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.

Additionally, funds raised through Mini Indy assist with the SkyWest Scholarship Fund, helping SkyWest employees and their families achieve their educational goals.

For more information on Mini Indy 2012, including race results and statistics, visit www.miniindy.org

Paducah, Ky., Offers a Distinctively Creative Experience!

Paducah, Ky., bills itself as “distinctively creative” and is no empty boast as the area is a center for visual and performing arts as well as workshops and creative experiences. With SkyWest Airlines daily flight to Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) from O’Hare International Airport (ORD), exploring this rich cultural center is easier than ever.

At the center of Paducah’s cultural rebirth is the LowerTown Arts District which is also home to the nationally recognized Artist Relocation Program. Located just four blocks from the Ohio River and historic downtown, the 26 square block area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a variety of resident artists including potters, jewelry makers, painters, printmakers, leather crafter and bookbinders. It’s the perfect spot to discover new objets d’art and meet the artists who created them.

Paducah is also largely known for its rich history of quilts and quiltmaking. As a folk art, Kentucky’s quiltmaking has not only been preserved and passed on to new generations but has also evolved into a hip artistic expression as a vibrant and provocative collectible. Many of the area’s brightest quilting stars offer hands-on workshops in LowerTown while exciting workshops are taught by some of the craft’s most celebrated artists at the National Quilt Museum year round.

Plan your next trip to rich artistic Paducah aboard United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines, and be sure to include time for visiting some of these amazing cultural destinations. Book your ORD-PAH flight today at www.United.com


North Bend, Ore. — Golfing & Outdoor Adventure Paradise

The Oregon Coast is one of the most popular destinations in the Pacific Northwest, with North Bend sitting as the crown jewel of the Coos Bay area. And with SkyWest Airlines offering daily United Express flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH), discovering the all-season destination is easier than ever.

Located on the Southern Oregon Coast, this spectacular coastal region is home to some of the most stunning beaches and sand dunes in the world. Known by Oregonians as the “Bay Area,” Coos Bay has become a haven for golfers, outdoor enthusiasts and retirees alike to experience the unspoiled beauty surrounding the area.

These adventurers enjoy an array of activities on the Oregon Coast, including some of the finest golf in the world. Renowned Bandon Dunes resort offers four distinctive courses in the true ancient spirit of the Scottish game as players compete surrounded by the coast’s rugged grandeur. This world-class resort also features a myriad of luxury rooms and suites, full service restaurants, lounges, shops, spa treatments and exercise facilities.

Taking your adventure off the beaten path will lead you to experience more of North Bend’s natural beauty in its waterfalls. Golden Falls, Elk Creek Falls, Coquille Falls and the Falls at Humbug Mountain round out the list of natural gems.

Plan your next business trip or coastal outing aboard United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines, and be sure to include time for some of North Bend’s amazing recreational offerings. Book your SFO-OTH flight today