US Airways added SkyWest Airlines to the airline’s portfolio of partners operating as US Airways Express. Beginning Dec. 16, SkyWest Airlines will begin operation of six daily Express flights from US Airways’ hub in Phoenix. By spring 2012, SkyWest Airlines will operate approximately 49 flights to 19 destinations for US Airways Express. SkyWest will serve US Airways’ Phoenix-based Express operation with 14 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft, replacing the CRJ200 and Dash8 Express service currently operated by Mesa Airlines as US Airways Express.
Macquarie Rotorcraft to acquire 12-helicopter portfolio from Milestone
AerCap offshoot Milestone Aviation Group (Milestone) has agreed to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The portfolio will comprise a combination of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412 and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are presently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South-East