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SkyWest Airlines is a North American contractor airline which is headquartered in Utah, United States. The airline operates flights on behalf of Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express and flies to more than 200 destinations for these carriers in the US, Canada and Mexico. While the airline uses and maintains its own planes, it flies using the schedule, branding and company standards of the airline that it's contracted by. This means that the service that SkyWest offers to passengers is identical to that of the airline that it's flying on behalf of.

The airline operates over 2,400 flights each day and is the largest airline in the US by number of passengers carried when combining all of its flights from each individual airline that it operates for. The airline primarily offers flights from each of Alaska's, American Airlines', Delta's and United's hub airports to smaller airports across North America.

Flybe is one of seven carriers that fly on under the American Eagle brand, with the other airlines being Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, Compass Airways, MESA Airlines, Envoy Air and Republic Airline.

SkyWest Airlines has codeshare agreements with Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. These code-sharing agreements allow SkyWest Airlines to operate as United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle, and Alaska Airlines brands. Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines provide reservations, ticket sales, ground support services, and gate access while SkyWest Airlines handles the flight operations.


SkyWest Airlines has a fleet of regional jets, with each plane having the capacity to carry between 50–80 passengers. The airline has over 500 aircraft within its fleet, making it the largest regional airline in the US. SkyWest flies using aircraft models manufactured by Bombardier, Embraer and Mitsubishi.


Where Does SkyWest Airlines Fly?

Sky West operates flights to over 200 cities in the US on behalf of Alaska, Delta, United and American Eagle. Common destinations that it flies to for every airline include Albuquerque, Boise, Burbank, Fresno, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Reno, Milwaukee, Omaha and Tuscon.

In addition, the airline flies to more than 10 international destinations in Canada and Mexico.

Overall, the airline flies to more than 80 destinations for American Eagle, more than 30 for Alaska Airlines, over 160 each for Delta and United.


Although the cabins will differ depending on which airline SkyWest is flying on behalf, most of its planes fly with an Economy, Premium Economy and First Class cabin. Here is a breakdown of the cabin classes for each airline, when SkyWest is operating the flight.

Delta Connection

SkyWest flies with an Economy and Premium Economy cabin on some Delta Connection flights and with an Economy, Premium Economy and First Class cabin on other Delta Connection flights.

American Eagle

SkyWest flies with an Economy, Premium Economy and First Class cabin on all American Eagle flights.

United Express

SkyWest flies with an Economy, Premium Economy and First Class cabin on some United Express flights. On other United Express flights, it flies with just an Economy cabin.

Alaska Airlines

SkyWest flies with an Economy, Premium Economy and First Class cabin on all Alaska Airlines flights.


Carry-on Baggage

The Skywest Airlines carry-on baggage allowance varies according to which airline SkyWest is flying on behalf of. Please click on the logo of the airline that's operating your flights below to see its individual baggage policy.

Checked Baggage

The Skywest Airlines checked baggage allowance will vary according to which branch of the airline you are flying with. Please click on the logo of the partner you are flying with below to find out their specific baggage policy.

It's worth noting that on most regional flights unless the airline is flying internationally, passengers will not be given a free checked baggage allowance that is included within the price of their ticket.


Skywest Airlines online check-in policy will depend on the check-in policy for the airline that they're operating the flight on behalf. Online check-in will be available for each airline but check-in times may differ. Please click on the SkyWest partner logos to visit their pages and read their check-in policies.

Skywest Airlines Partners

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Skywest has a number of hubs across the USA which are different for each of the airlines it flies under. These hubs are:

  • Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson
  • Boise Airport
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver International
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Detroit Metropolitan
  • Fresno Yosemite
  • George Bush Intercontinental
  • Los Angeles International
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International
  • O'Hare International
  • Portland International
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor
  • Palm Spring International
  • San Diego International
  • Seattle-Tacoma
  • San Francisco International
  • Salt Lake City International
  • Tuscon International

Domestic Flights

SkyWest Airlines is one of the best airlines in the world for domestic flights within the USA. If you want to use the airline for domestic flights or learn more about domestic flights within the USA, make sure to check out our page on USA Domestic Flights. It includes information about check-in and baggage, to FAQs about travel documents and more!

Pet Policy

Fly with a pet on SkyWest airlines with ease and with Alternative Airlines. All the information on taking an emotional support animal, service animal and pet is provided and make the journey stress-free.