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SKYWEST DELTA CONNECTION ADDS EIGHT BRASILIAS

 SKYWEST DELTA CONNECTION ADDS EIGHT BRASILIAS
 ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Delta


Connection (NASDAQ: SKYW) has signed a contract with Embraer to purchase eight EMB-120 Brasilia aircraft. The $60 million purchase represents the largest fleet acquisition in the company's history.
 Presently operating 15 Brasilias and 35 Fairchild Metroliners, SkyWest now has a total of 13 Brasilias on order. The airline will take delivery of the latest eight between 1993 and 1995.
 The increasing number of Brasilias is part of a commitment to upgrade overall service and increase capacity, according to Planning Vice President Eric Christensen. The airline intends to upgrade service to its Los Angeles and Salt Lake City hubs and expand upon its existing route structure. Six of the aircraft will replace smaller 19-seat Metroliners coming off lease during the next three years.
 "The EMB-120 upgrade will significantly increase seating capacity and provide better accommodations for passengers," says Christensen. "The roomier Brasilias allow for a flight attendant and cabin service and will dramatically improve disabled-passenger access." The EMB-120 also offers overhead and underseat storage compartments, a lavatory and galley.
 SkyWest Delta Connection is a regional airline serving 44 cities in the western United States. Operating 50 aircraft, the airline completes over 550 flights daily.
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 /CONTACT: Annette Mecham Mikat of SkyWest Delta Connection, 801-634-3515/
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