DENVER—SkyWest Inc. plans to maintain up to 50% of its fleet as 50-seat regional jets (RJs), projecting sustained demand in markets that cannot support larger aircraft, CEO Chip Childs said. "We see a tremendous opportunity long-term to have that aircraft serve small communities," Childs told the International Aviation Forecast Conference here Aug. 20. "We have not [parked our smallest RJs], and we likely will not." SkyWest Inc., which operates SkyWest Airlines ...


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