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February 6, 1991 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As federal investigators tried to determine how 18 people were unable to escape from a burning USAir jet at Los Angeles International Airport, questions arose Tuesday over why the airliner was not retrofitted with the latest in fire-retardant materials. Meanwhile, a National Transportation Safety Board official criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for what he called shortcomings in tests used to determine if passengers trapped in burning aircraft can escape quickly.
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February 6, 1991 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As federal investigators tried to determine how 18 people were unable to escape from a burning USAir jet at Los Angeles International Airport, questions arose Tuesday over why the airliner was not retrofitted with the latest in fire-retardant materials. Meanwhile, a National Transportation Safety Board official criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for what he called shortcomings in tests used to determine if passengers trapped in burning aircraft can escape quickly.
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February 4, 1991 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friday's fatal crash involving a SkyWest Airlines turboprop presents another challenge for the feisty St. George, Utah-based airline that was nursed back from the brink of bankruptcy 16 years ago. Airline industry analysts and SkyWest officials said it was unlikely that the fatal crash at Los Angeles International Airport would chase away customers--especially since it appears that SkyWest was not at fault. The psychic toll on SkyWest's 1,300 employees is less certain.
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February 4, 1991 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friday's fatal crash involving a SkyWest Airlines turboprop presents another challenge for the feisty St. George, Utah-based airline that was nursed back from the brink of bankruptcy 16 years ago. Airline industry analysts and SkyWest officials said it was unlikely that the fatal crash at Los Angeles International Airport would chase away customers--especially since it appears that SkyWest was not at fault. The psychic toll on SkyWest's 1,300 employees is less certain.
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December 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Airline Adds Commuter Flights: SkyWest Airlines, which operates as the Delta Connection commuter service, said it has added three daily round-trip flights between Orange County and Los Angeles. The new flights began Dec. 15 and give Delta Connection six daily daily round trips between John Wayne and Los Angeles International airports.
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January 5, 2006 | From Associated Press
Delta Air Lines Inc. said it would add nonstop flights between Long Beach and Salt Lake City in March. The flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines under contract to Delta. The carrier also announced it would add nonstop flights between Salt Lake City and New Orleans beginning Jan. 31. The Long Beach flights -- three arriving and three departing daily -- will start March 6.
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December 21, 1987 | Associated Press
A SkyWest Airlines commuter plane made a belly landing Sunday after its wheels locked up, but all 16 people aboard were unhurt, officials said. The 21-seat, twin-propeller plane received minor damage when it slid 2,100 feet on the runway at Yuma International Airport, said Ron Reber of SkyWest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The only commercial carrier serving Sonoma County will end flights Oct. 30, leaving the county with no scheduled air service. SkyWest Airlines of Utah said operating four daily United Express flights to Los Angeles and two to San Francisco wasn't profitable, despite the fact that most flights were full. Last year, United Express flew 65,000 passengers in and out of Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991
A couple and their son have filed a federal lawsuit against USAir, Delta Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, alleging negligence in the crash of two jetliners last month at Los Angeles International Airport that claimed 34 lives. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by lawyer Daniel Cathcart on behalf of Dayle and Abram Zukor and their son, Carter Cohn, seeking unspecified general damages. Cathcart said it was the second lawsuit he has filed in connection with the Feb. 1 collision.
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December 5, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
A New Mexico-based airline will fly between Palmdale Regional Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, probably beginning service in February, airline executives said. United Airlines is underwriting the expansion of services by an affiliate, Mesa Airlines, based in Farmington, N.M., said Mesa's planning director, Gus Carbonell. There will be six daily flights on the 19-seat turboprop planes on weekdays and four daily on weekends, Carbonell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1991
Burbank Airport, where passenger traffic jumped nearly 30% last year, will spend $339,000 to more than double the seating in a waiting room where travelers now often must stand while awaiting flights, officials said Monday. The airport will add 186 seats in a passenger lounge that serves American, Delta and SkyWest airlines, said Wes Guarino, manager of administration and finance for the airport. The waiting room now has 150 seats.
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