Thursday, May 19, 2011

Skywest Airlines begins flying for Horizon Air

Canadair CL-600-2C10 CRJ701 (c/n 10023) N216AG ex-N606QX, rolls for departure on Rwy 30 at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) bound for Seattle (SEA/KSEA) on May 18, 2011.
(Photo by Michael Carter) 

May 14, 2011, Skywest Airlines commenced operating 5 CRJ-700 aircraft for Horizon Air on the carriers west coast routes. This move comes as Horizon Air phases out the CRJ-700 fleet in favor of the Dash 8-Q400 fleet. Horizon entered into the agreement with Skywest and the transfer of the -700s as to maintain certain routes that the Q400 was not suited for such as the Seattle (SEA/KSEA) - Long Beach (LGB/KLGB) pairing. The 5 -700 will be registered with Skywest tail numbers and recieve the new Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air livery along with Skywest titles.    

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