United Express Operated by SkyWest Begins New Ground Handling in Colorado and Wyoming

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ:SKYW) is excited to announce the ground-handling transition of six United Express mountain-resort destinations. Effective September 7, 2005, SkyWest Airlines assumes ground-handling service at Eagle/Vail, Gunnison/Crested Butte and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado; while Durango, Colorado, Aspen Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming will transition to SkyWest United Express on October 4, 2005.

James Boyd, SkyWest Airlines Vice President of Customer Service, said, “We look forward to maintaining and building on the United Express brand in these exciting destinations and sharing the SkyWest culture with these mountain communities.”

Those interested in joining SkyWest Airlines’ expansion into these cities should navigate to the job openings link on http://www.skywest.com/. There, applicants will be able to access job-specific information as well as an online application.

SkyWest Airlines was named the Number One On-Time Mainland Airline for 2004, a year in which they carried 13.4 million passengers across 113 cities in 31 states and 3 Canadian provinces. SkyWest is proud to have been a part of the United Express program since 1997. To date, SkyWest Airlines employs more than 8,600 people and offers an attractive pay and benefits package.

This press release and other information regarding SkyWest Airlines can be viewed on-line at http://www.skywest.com/.

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