SkyWest Airlines Pilot Recruitment

SkyWest Airlines Pilot Recruitment

Cadets, First Officers & Captains

Company Information

Last Recruitment Commenced: Ongoing throughout 2016 /2017
Currently Recruiting: Yes
Previously Recruited Low Hour Pilots: Yes in relation to US pilots min 750 hours
Trend: Positive

SkyWest Airlines is a North American airline owned by SkyWest, Inc. and headquartered in St. George, Utah, U.S.

Financially speaking and according to the Airlines for America definitions, SkyWest is a North American major airline.

SkyWest however, operates on a regional airline level and is a member of the Regional Airline Association. SkyWest Airlines flies to 213 cities, in 44 states; six Canadian provinces and five cities in Mexico and the Bahamas.

The airline serves as a feeder airline, operating under contract with various major carriers. It flies as SkyWest Airlines in a partnership with Alaska Airlines, as United Express on behalf of United Airlines, as American Eagle on behalf of American Airlines, and as Delta Connection on behalf of Delta Air Lines.

As of March 2017, SkyWest Airlines employed 12,119 people throughout North America. The airline averages 1,945 departures a day, with 785 operating as United Express, 772 operating as Delta Connection, 288 operating as American Eagle and 99 operating as Alaska Airlines.

In total, SkyWest carried 30.1 million passengers in 2015.

The current Chairman of SkyWest, Inc. is Jerry Atkin, with Russell “Chip” Childs serving as CEO. President and Chief Operating Officer of SkyWest Airlines is Michael Thompson.

Pilot Bases:

Arizona:   Phoenix, Tucson
California:   Fresno, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo
Colorado:   Colorado Springs, Denver
Illinois:   Chicago
Minnesota:   Minneapolis/St. Paul
Michigan:   Detroit
Oregon:   Portland
Texas:   Houston
Utah:   Salt Lake City
Washington:   Seattle

Current Fleet:

  • 5       Bombardier CRJ100
  • 179   Bombardier CRJ200
  • 87     Bombardier CRJ700
  • 36     Bombardier CRJ900
  • 101   Embraer E175


  • 3       Embraer E175
  • 100  Embraer E175-E2 – expected 2021
  • 100  Mitsubishi MRJ90 – expected 2020, although the order is under review


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Pilot Recruitment Department
SkyWest Airlines
Flight Operations
444 S. River Road
St. George, Utah 84790


[email protected]


All pay is hourly and you can expect a minimum of 75 flying hours a month.

Captains: Year 1 start at $60.53 and you can expect an increase of around $2.5 per annum up to pay-scale year 20 ($106.67)

First Officers: As above – year 1 is $22 but year 2 $37.15 with approx $2.5 increase a year up to year 8 ($45.77)

You will receive per diems on top of this so basic gross monthly for year 1 Captain is $4540 and year 1 F/O is $1650

Current Recruitment:

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