IATA Code: XR , ICAO Code: Unknown, Known As: SkyWest Airlines, Full Name: SkyWest Airlines Pty. Ltd., Country: Australia, Callsign: Unknown
Brief History of Skywest Airlines:
On 18 February, 1980, Skywest Airlines was formed, after Skywest Jet Charter Pty Ltd acquired Stillwell Airlines and their routes, for $5m.
The combined fleet consisted of 39 aircraft, with 69 pilots.
Skywest became the 2nd largest commuter airline in Australia, after B.P.A. in Queensland. Skywest then served from Perth - Albany, Bunbury, Cue, Esperance, Meekatharra, M. Magnet, Rottnest Island, Telfer, Wiluna and Yeelirrie and from Karratha - Onslow, Paraburdoo and Tom Price.
Skywest logo in 1980's .
During December, Accord Nominees Pty Ltd gained all the shares in the Skywest group of companies.
On 8 January, 1982, it was announced that Skywest Airlines and Transwest Airlines had merged, with Accord Nominees, Devereaux Holdings P/L and Zung Fu Co, Ltd, Hong Kong each holding a one-third share. At that time, Skywest had 16 aircraft and employed 100 people and Trans West had 25 aircraft and some 140 employees. Both companies maintained separate operations, with little change until April.
On 23 February, Foreign Investment Review Board approval was announced. On 12 March, Devereaux Holdings Pty. Ltd. (R.F. Stowe) announced its intension to acquire Zung Fu Co.'s one-third share; giving it 66.7%.
On 1 April, it was announced that Skywest Airlines Pty. Ltd. had been formed (combining Skywest, Trans West and Westralian Aviation Pty Ltd) with Transwest Airlines’ operations combined with those of Skywest Airlines, with an initial fleet of 36 aircraft.
The name Skywest Jet Charter Pty Ltd was initially retained, for charter operations, but ceased to exist as of 30 August, 1982.
During October, 1983, Skywest Airlines was granted a full airline licence by the WA Government and permitted to compete with Airlines of Western Australia over several intra-state routes.
On 16 December, Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd, which was a subsidiary of Griffin Holdings, purchased East-West Airlines Ltd from East-West Development Pty Ltd.
On 24 May, 1985, Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd announced the proposed merger of Skywest Airlines and East-West Airlines. However, this never took place, although some schedule rationalisation took place.
On 17 July, 1987, Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries were acquired by the Perron Group. This included Skywest Airlines/Aviation and East-West Airlines.
On 31 July, Skywest Holdings Pty. Ltd. was acquired by Bodas Pty Ltd (T.N.T./News Corp.), from the Perron Group.
On 10 November, the arrangements for the divestment of non-East-West trunk operations components of Skywest Holdings Pty Ltd were announced.
On 5 October, 1994, Skywest introduced its first Fokker 50, VH-FNH, into service.
Skywest E-ticket & Boarding Pass:
The Boarding Pass is in the name of L Jones from Esperance to Perth
18 - 2 – 2007 seat 01A economy. Has two (2) baggage checks attached to the pass.
Production Notes: Nil, Acquisition Date: 2007, Production Date Boarding Pass : 2 – 2006, Boarding Pass Height: 76 mm, Boarding Pass Width: 205 mm
Skywest logo under Ansett ownership
During July, 1996, Bodas Pty Ltd sold Skywest Aviation Pty Ltd, to the Paspaley Pearling Group, but retained ownership of Skywest Airlines.
On 20 December, Ansett Holdings Ltd acquired 100% of the shares of Bodas Pty Ltd and thus Skywest Airlines.
At 0030 AEST Friday 14 September, 2001, all operations by Ansett Australia, Aeropelican Air Services, Hazelton Airlines, Kendell Airlines, Skywest Airlines and Ansett Australia Cargo were suspended by Ansett’s administrators, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
On 23 September, 2001, Skywest Airlines resumed reduced low frequency operations, with the 1st operation by Fokker 50 VH-FNB, operating AN7661 Perth-Albany and Esperance.
On 14 December, the Ansett Australia's later administrators, Andersens, reached agreement in principle to sell Skywest Airlines to Airline Investments Ltd.
On 21 February, 2002, Skywest Airlines were sold to Airline Investments Ltd., for $6.5m.
In 2004 it was the subject of a hostile takeover attempt by a Singapore-based investment company CapitveVision Capital Ltd, which succeeded in gaining a majority stake.
On 8 February 2007, news broke that the airline may be the target of a tie-up with Singapore-based Tiger Airways, although no business arrangements were ever concluded. Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd is ultimately owned by Singapore incorporated London Stock Exchange, Advent Air Ltd ,who now own 100% of the airline.
Skywest t Terms & Conditions Brochure .
A Skywest terms and conditions brochure with information such as:Terms of carriage, checked baggage, cabin baggage,
valuable items, dangerous goods and conditions of contract.
Production Notes: Nil, Acquisition Date: 2007, Production Date Brochure : 9 – 2006, Brochure Height: 100 mm, Brochure Width: 210 mm.