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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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October 4, 2013 | By Hugo Martin, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
United Airlines is installing seats with thinner backrests on hundreds of planes, beginning with its regional carriers. The Chicago-based carrier says the pitch and legroom on the seats won't change, even though the backrests will be thin enough to allow the carrier to fit more seats per cabin. The width of the seats won't change. With thinner backrests, each passenger sits back further in the seats, taking up less space and giving up enough room to squeeze in more seats. United introduced the seats this week on Bombardier CRJ700 jets operated by SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier for United.
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February 18, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN., This story was reported by Times staff writers Glenn F. Bunting, Rich Connell, Eric Malnic and Tracy Wood. It was written by Mark A. Stein
For air traffic controller Robin Lee Wascher, the Feb. 1 disaster on Los Angeles International Airport Runway 24-Left--her runway--was "especially tragic" because her parents had died in an aviation accident nearly 14 years ago, friends and co-workers said. Norman K. and Beverly Jean Wascher vanished June 19, 1977, while flying to Oxnard in their single-engine plane after attending another daughter's college graduation in Eureka, Calif. The plane has never been found.
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September 17, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Every employee union involved in the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways has endorsed the marriage that would create the nation's largest carrier. Well, almost every labor group. The flight attendants for American Eagle, the regional carrier owned by AMR Corp., the parent company of American, are the first employee group speaking out against the merger. The 1,800 flight attendants for the small carrier say they fear their jobs are at risk because of a series of outsourcing plans announced since November.
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May 8, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In dramatic testimony Tuesday, an air traffic controller accepted blame for February's fatal runway collision in Los Angeles and the co-pilot of one plane told how his pilot died in the flaming wreckage. It was the first public appearance by 38-year-old controller Robin Lee Wascher since the accident and the first time she acknowledged publicly that her mistake led to the crash.
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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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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.
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October 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities said three people were injured when a small regional jet struck a maintenance truck on a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. No passengers were aboard the United Express jet, operated by SkyWest Airlines. It was traveling from a hangar to a gate when it collided with the truck early Saturday. Fire Chief Joe Roccasalva said the driver of the truck was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Two mechanics from the plane were hospitalized in good condition.
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February 12, 1998 | City News Service
SkyWest Airlines said it will expand its Los Angeles operation this spring by initiating United Express service to seven new Southern California markets. On April 23, United Express service on 30-passenger aircraft will begin from Los Angeles International Airport to seven new destinations: Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Fresno, Inyokern, Orange County, Oxnard and Visalia. Schedules are still being finalized. Last October, St.
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March 13, 1998 | DARYL STRICKLAND
The company operating United Airlines' commuter service to smaller airports along the West Coast may be cutting flights from Orange County's John Wayne Airport. Starting next month, Skywest Airlines will offer eight round trips daily from Orange County to United's biggest hub, Los Angeles International Airport. But the Utah-based carrier isn't sure whether Orange County flights to Fresno and Monterey will be continued.
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October 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities said three people were injured when a small regional jet struck a maintenance truck on a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. No passengers were aboard the United Express jet, operated by SkyWest Airlines. It was traveling from a hangar to a gate when it collided with the truck early Saturday. Fire Chief Joe Roccasalva said the driver of the truck was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Two mechanics from the plane were hospitalized in good condition.
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September 25, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Three airlines that operate at Los Angeles International Airport will install safety equipment in their cockpits designed to reduce runway near misses, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday. The FAA will provide $600,000 each to Skywest Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines to help pay for cockpit systems that show pilots their precise locations at airports and provide them with information about the runways they are entering, crossing or departing from.
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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.
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March 13, 1998 | DARYL STRICKLAND
The company operating United Airlines' commuter service to smaller airports along the West Coast may be cutting flights from Orange County's John Wayne Airport. Starting next month, Skywest Airlines will offer eight round trips daily from Orange County to United's biggest hub, Los Angeles International Airport. But the Utah-based carrier isn't sure whether Orange County flights to Fresno and Monterey will be continued.
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February 12, 1998 | City News Service
SkyWest Airlines said it will expand its Los Angeles operation this spring by initiating United Express service to seven new Southern California markets. On April 23, United Express service on 30-passenger aircraft will begin from Los Angeles International Airport to seven new destinations: Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Fresno, Inyokern, Orange County, Oxnard and Visalia. Schedules are still being finalized. Last October, St.
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August 14, 1997 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The skies over Southern California just got a lot friendlier for SkyWest Inc. SkyWest is the parent of SkyWest Airlines, a Western regional carrier whose 60 (mostly turboprop) aircraft make nearly 560 daily departures. In California, SkyWest mainly operates as the "Delta Connection," ferrying people between several cities and Delta Air Lines flights at Los Angeles International Airport.
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September 25, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Three airlines that operate at Los Angeles International Airport will install safety equipment in their cockpits designed to reduce runway near misses, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday. The FAA will provide $600,000 each to Skywest Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines to help pay for cockpit systems that show pilots their precise locations at airports and provide them with information about the runways they are entering, crossing or departing from.
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March 27, 1990 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Skywest Airlines will become the second carrier to serve Palmdale Regional Airport, flying five round trips a day to Los Angeles International Airport starting June 1, the airline announced Monday. The announcement by Skywest--a feeder service for Delta Airlines--follows the start Jan. 2 of service by America West Airlines.
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December 16, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
SkyWest Airlines will stop service out of Palmdale Regional Airport at the end of February, leaving just one airline at the little-used facility. The announcement is the latest setback in the decades-old dream that Palmdale become home to an international airport. The city of Los Angeles in the late 1960s purchased nearly 18,000 acres in Palmdale for what the Department of Airports envisioned as an intercontinental airport.
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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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