SkyWest Airlines celebrates the opening of their Oklahoma City FacilityPublished: Friday, September 21, 2018 By: Marcus Elwell Source: VeloCity
Yesterday, SkyWest Airlines celebrated the grand opening of their 135,000-square-foot maintenance hangar at Will Rogers World Airport. The facility will create around 100 new, high-paying jobs for the metro.
“SkyWest selected Oklahoma City because of its location, competitive costs and connectivity throughout our operation,” said Mike Thompson, SkyWest Airlines Chief Operating Officer. “We’re pleased to add another new, state-of-the-art facility to our operation and look forward to watching our Oklahoma City team continue to grow.”
The new maintenance facility accommodates up to nine regional aircraft and supports overnight maintenance for SkyWest’s four major airline partners, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Construction began in July 2017 and the hangar was completed last month.
“These are great jobs in a great industry,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “We’re excited to have such a great partner in SkyWest.”