SkyWest Airlines remains committed to the 50-seat regional jet, even as the mainline carriers forecast 70-100-passenger jets filling that niche. “There’s no doubt the fleet is changing and shifting away from the 50-seat jet,” Brad Rawson, SkyWest manager of network planning, told Aviation Week at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Dallas. “But the reality is there are markets where a 70-seater won’t work.” These are markets that are “too thin” for a 70-seat or ...
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