Bombardier honours SkyWest Airlines for reliability

Utah, USA-based carrier SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ: SKYW) said it has once again been recognised by Canadian airframer Bombardier (TSX: BBD-B) with the manufacturer´s 2012 annual Airline Reliability Performance Award.

SkyWest Airlines has received Bombardier´s Airline Reliability Performance Award for the third year running for the CRJ200, and was newly awarded for the CRJ700 and CRJ900 this year, sweeping all product categories.

Bombardier´s reliability award recipients are selected from operators of Q-Series turboprops and CRJ regional jets that have achieved at least 99% dispatch reliability throughout the year.

For 2012, SkyWest said it achieved the highest dispatch reliability in North America for both the CRJ100/200 and CRJ700/900/1000 categories. SkyWest has previously earned the top honors for the CRJ100/200 category in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

SkyWest partners with network carriers including United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), US Airways (NYSE: LCC), American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) and Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK).

The carrier has a fleet of 327 aircraft, including 285 CRJ200, 700 and 900s, and operates more than 1,800 flights each day to 171 destinations throughout North America.

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