The St. George-based airline will serve Canyonlands Field airport as part of its Delta Connection commuter air service, officials said. SkyWest will also offer flights between Vernal and Salt Lake City beginning in March.
“SkyWest already provides extensive air service options for passengers across the state, and we look forward to providing direct air service to Salt Lake City for those living in Eastern Utah,” said Mike Thompson, SkyWest Airlines vice president of market development.
Officials said the flights from both Moab and Vernal have been timed “to provide maximum connection opportunities in Salt Lake City.”
A complete flight schedule was not yet available as of press time, however, Marissa Snow, SkyWest’s corporate communications director, told The Times-Independent in December that the airline will offer two flights daily from Canyonlands Field.
In December, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the federally subsidized Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts for Moab and Vernal to SkyWest. The current EAS provider, Great Lakes Aviation, will continue air passenger service to both airports with connections in Denver until SkyWest takes over in March.
SkyWest will offer flights on 30-passenger Embraer-manufactured EMB 120 turboprop planes, officials said. The airline has a fleet of 333 aircraft and operates more than 1,700 flights daily to 182 destinations throughout North America, according to a news release.
Ticket reservations for the SkyWest flights from Moab can be made online through Delta Airlines at www.delta.com or by calling Delta reservations at 800-221-1212. Additional information about SkyWest Airlines can be found at www.skywest.com.