Skywest Mines Success: After Some Trying Years, Skywest Finds Success in Resource-Rich Western Australia

This article describes the recent success of Skywest, one of Australia’s fastest-growing carriers. The Perth-based airline serves almost 50 towns and mine sites spread over an area that is about one-third the size of the continental U.S. The airline combines regular public transport and charter contracts. The author describes Skywest’s fleet, its routes, its revenues, and its relatively new managing director, Hugh Davin, formerly CEO of National Jet Systems, who has spearheaded the airline’s resurgence after five years of management problems. The author points out that nearly all traffic into Western Australia hubs through Perth. Skywest believes its new Melbourne-Kalgoorlie service may shorten travel times significantly.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 67-68, 70
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2008 3:06PM