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July 24, 2013

Dennis J. DeVany Office of Aviation Analysis US Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20590

SkyWest Airlines Essential Air Service Proposal for Moab, Utah

Dear Mr. DeVany: Attached is SkyWest Airlines proposal to begin providing direct air service from Moabs Canyonlands Field Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport. SkyWest welcomes this opportunity to once again provide air service to the Moab community. Our combination of safe and reliable aircraft, well-timed schedules, and access to one of the worlds largest airline networks is unmatched. Our service will ensure passengers enjoy quality air service and will help drive economic growth in the region. Delta Air Lines Network One of the most beneficial aspects of this proposal is the connectivity it provides Moab passengers. They will enjoy access to Delta Air Lines global network, including thousands of daily flights to 330 destinations in 65 countries. The airline is also a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industrys leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia making it easy to connect on to more than 15,000 daily flights. This connectivity makes it simple for passengers to plan their travel and is a key factor in the areas continued economic development. Frequency and Schedule As directed by the RFP, we will offer a minimum of 12 round-trip flights per week. All flights have been timed to ensure they offer passengers valuable flight schedules that arrive and depart on bank. This means that they have been optimized for maximum connection opportunities in Salt Lake City, making the service convenient for both business and leisure travelers.

With more than 500 Delta or Delta Connection departures per day, Salt Lake City International Airport makes it easy to get to destinations around the world. In addition to being a major hub, Salt Lake City is also a top destination for the community. Superior Aircraft Service will be provided using the Embraer Brasilia 120 (EMB 120) 30-seat turboprop aircraft. SkyWest is the largest domestic operator of this reliable and proven aircraft type. All SkyWest EMB 120 aircraft are serviced by one of our highly-trained flight attendants, further adding to the comfort and convenience of our passengers flying experience, and are equipped with a lavatory. Additional details and specifications can be found in the EMB fact sheet attached to this document. Summary SkyWest believes this proposal provides the best overall option for air service in the Moab community. Given the connectivity at Salt Lake City, the well-timed schedule and reliable equipment we expect to see continued growth in the number of passengers utilizing the service. We will also work with community and airport partners to market the service. SkyWest is excited about the opportunity to once again provide reliable air service to Moab, Utah. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely,

Michael Thompson Vice President Market Development SkyWest Airlines

SkyWestAirlines Moab,UTAirServiceBid 7/24/2013

20142015 Moab,UT SLC,UT

Numberofroundtripsperweek Aircrafttype PassengerRevenue Passengers Averagefare Revenue BlockTime Tripblocktime(minutes) Totalscheduledblocktime Totalcompletedblocktime RPMS Passengers Stagelength

12 EMB120

9,000 $ 82.00 $738,000

64 1,331 98% 1,305

9,000 183 1,647,000

ASMs Scheduleddepartures Competeddepartures Stagelength AvailableSeats

1,248 98% 1,223 183 30 6,851,520

Revenue Directoperatingexpenses RPMrelated Departurerelated ASMrelated Totalexpenses Operatingincome(loss) 5%profitmargin Subsidyrequirement SkyWesteffectiveratesperunit Costpertrip Costperpassenger SkyWestcostperblockhour EffectiveSubsidyrateperunit Subsidypertrip Subsidyperpassenger Passengers/Departure Loadfactor BlkHr RPMs Departures ASMs EMB $ 1,675.00 $0.0120 $375.00 $0.0340

$738,000 $ 2,185,165 $ 19,764 $458,640 $232,952 $ 2,896,520 $ (2,158,520) $144,826 $ 2,303,347

$ 2,368 $ 322 $ 2,220

$ 1,883 $ 256 7 24%

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the worlds largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 330 aircraft, SkyWests more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,900 flights each day to 175 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

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Fact Sheet for

Embraer Brasilia Turbo-Prop

EMB 120ER
passengers
Number 30

weights
Maximum takeoff weight 26,433 lbs (11,990 kg)

engines
Number 1800 SHP Pratt & Whitney PW118B

performance
Maximum range 800 NM (920 SM / 1,482 KM)

dimensions
Length overall Wingspan Height overall Maximum Cabin height Cargo Capacity Fuel Capacity 65 ft 7 in 64 ft 11 in 20 ft 10 in 5 ft 9 in 222 cubic feet 875 US gallons (20.0 m) (19.80 m) (6.35 m) (1.70 m) (6.3 m) (3226.5 l)

speeds
High cruise speed knots 315 mph 364 km/h 584

ceiling
Maximum operating altitude 32,000 ft
Emergency Exits

9,756 m

Emergency Exits Lavatory

2
B C

10 11
B C D

Lavatory

1
B C

9 10

Lavatory

Galley Main Entrance Emergency Exits Main Entrance Emergency Exits

11

Galley

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AFT GALLEY