SkyWest Airlines could see converting some of its 100 Bombardier CRJ700s into 50-seat CRJ550s to support United Airlines’ push into premium-class service on small, high-yield regional routes, SkyWest CEO Chip Childs said. “I think that the 550 is a very compelling case,” Childs said on the Utah-based carrier’s recent earnings call. “That 700 platform has a lot of flexibilities across all of our partner bases. At this point, we’re studying it, watching it ...

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