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Posted on: June 20, 2017

SkyWest Airlines Selected by DOT to Serve Pueblo Under Essential Air Service Program

The City of Pueblo is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Transportation has selected SkyWest Airlines as the next recipient of an Essential Air Service contract for service to Pueblo. SkyWest is scheduled to begin providing United Express service between Pueblo and Denver utilizing the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 jet in December 2017. Flight schedules are currently being finalized; however, the estimated 12 roundtrips per week are anticipated to be ideally scheduled for optimal connections through Denver.

“The selection of SkyWest Airlines for service in Pueblo is phenomenal news. Regional jet service, under the United Airlines code, provides the citizens of Pueblo top notch service to Denver and the world, “says Pueblo City Manager Sam Azad.

“We’re pleased to return United service utilizing the CRJ200 jet to Pueblo travelers in December,” said Greg Atkin, SkyWest Airlines Managing Director of Market Development. “We look forward to providing our Pueblo customers all the comfort and convenience of the 50-seat jet as well as access to United’s global network through their Denver hub.”

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. Flight information can be found on the United Airlines website at More details will be made available closer to the start of service.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 400 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 12,000 aviation professionals operate over 2,000 flights each day to 230 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. More information about SkyWest can be found at

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