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SkyWest Airlines Flight Information
- Founded: 1972
- Location: St. George, Utah
- Owner(s): Skywest, Inc.
- Number of Destinations: 160
- Destinations: Mainly destinations within the USA, 5 provinces in Canada and one city in Mexico
- Alliance: SkyTeam / Star Alliance
- Frequent Flyer Program: Mileage Plus, SkyMiles, A+ Rewards
- Airline Website: www.skywest.com/
- Type of Aircraft: Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia / Bombardier CRJ200 / CRJ700 / CRJ900
- Fleet Size: 286
- Aircraft manufacturers who cooperate with SkyWest Airlines: Boeing
Environmental impact of SkyWest Airlines
Skywest Airlines seeks to aid the environment from harmful CO2 emissions. These emissions come from airlines and vehicles, and they leave behind a carbon footprint that in unhealthy for the atmosphere. SkyWest Airlines has chosen to abide by a set of laws that will positively impact the environment. These laws hold airlines responsible for environmental reporting, storage and disposal of waste materials and chemicals, and reduction of aircraft noise. The airline intends to work with the German NGO Atmosfair gGmbH to further offset the carbon footprint. Together, they will replace fossil fuel pollution with a new optimized way of flying.
SkyWest Airlines and Atmosfair gGmbH
Atmosfair's goal is to protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gasses. They are working alongside Skywest Airlines to impact the environment with sustainable development research. By using energy resources management, Atmosfair gGmbh will allow customers to view their own CO2 waste produced on each airline trip. By viewing this information, flyers can travel with avoidance, and direct themselves away from fuel-costly airlines. SkyWest Airlines will also allow flyers to compensate the company based upon their mileage to provide funds for sustainable development. Airlines still require fossil fuels for movement, but the airline is also funding the development of new bio-fuels that diminish the carbon footprint.
SkyWest Airlines Recieves Class E
Atmosfair gGmbh gives airlines efficiency points to depict their fuel efficiency. SkyWest Airlines was given 49 efficiency points, which tells flyers and companies the distance of each flight. The efficiency point scale ranges from 1 to 100. The airline was awarded an airline rank of 96 by Atmosfair gGmbh among other ranking airlines, which further depicts the airline's fuel efficiency. The airline was awarded an efficiency class of E on a scale from A to F, listing it among other ranking airlines. The airline efficiency index is useful for both passengers and decision makers to determine an airline's optimization.
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