SkyWest Airlines plans to maintain Atlantic Southeast Airlines as a standalone operation upon completion of its purchase of the Delta Air Lines Regional subsidiary for $425 million, a deal announced late Monday (ATWOnline, Aug. 16). It has no plans to move flying from ASA--a unionized airline--to nonunion SkyWest, according to Chairman and CEO Jerry Atkin, who spoke during a conference call yesterday. ASA is still in the midst of contract negotiations with its pilots, who are represented by ...

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