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Skywest: America)(Skywest Airlines Inc. acquires Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc.)(Brief article)

The St. George, Utah-based Regional completed its purchase of Atlantic Southeast Airlines from Delta Air Lines last September for $425 million, including $125 million in deferred compensation that is subject to Delta's reaffirming its codeshare agreements with the two carriers in the Delta Connection program. SkyWest also serves as a United Express partner and provides 2,359 daily departures to 218 cities under the DL or UA codes.

Shortly after the ASA acquisition, SkyWest announced it would purchase 22 CRJ700s for its Delta Connection operation. The deal includes converting existing orders for 18 CRJ200s on behalf of ASA plus four incremental aircraft. …

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