SOURCE: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.

November 20, 2007 17:09 ET

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Pilots Ratify New Contract

New Three-Year Contract Signed

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have ratified a new three-year labor agreement that includes pay increases, work rule and benefit improvements and a signing bonus for those pilots who are currently on active status. Of those 1,239 pilots eligible to vote, 80.95 percent cast a vote, and of those, 83.45 percent voted in favor of the agreement.

"It may have taken a while to get here, but it was worth the time and effort to develop a contract that the overwhelming majority of our pilots agree with," said Bryan LaBrecque, president of ASA, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW). "The ASA team is better poised than ever to focus on providing the level of service our customers should expect and deserve -- particularly as we enter the busy holiday travel season."

Pay increases go into effect today, while aspects of the contract related to retirement, insurance and other benefits will be effective Dec. 1, 2007. Most work rule changes such as scheduling adjustments will be phased in over a period of time beginning in January.

About Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), operates more than 800 flights each day to 133 airports in 33 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Mexico and Turks & Caicos. Under the SkyWest, Inc. umbrella, ASA and SkyWest Airlines form the world's largest regional airline alliance. Founded in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984. The airline operates a fleet of 159 aircraft and employs more than 4,300 aviation professionals across its route system. For more information, visit

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