Virgin Blue and Skywest aircraft. Courtesy photo. The Virgin Blue Group and Perth-based Skywest Airlines signed a 10-year strategic alliance to service regional Australia. In the deal, Skywest will operate up to 18 new Virgin Blue-branded turboprops to a number of existing and new destinations around Australia. The aircraft type to be selected will be announced shortly. Skywest is one of the country’s major regional airlines with a fleet of 10 Fokker100s and eight F50s. Both ...

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