THE FUTURE OF AVIATION IN A WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

April 13, 2021

Air transport plays a vital role in economies. The number of flights increased by approximately 38% between 2010 and 20191 and is still expected to resume a strong long-term growth globally despite the COVID-19 crisis2 , albeit below 2019 levels for the years to come. This can mainly be attributed to strong forecasted growth in developing countries3 , especially in middle class populations, driving the need and market for greater local and global connectivity within these regions.

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SkyWest Airlines

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of more than 350 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 11,400 aviation professionals operate nearly 1,800 flights each day to 216 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.

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