SkyWest Now Hiring Direct Entry Captains


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SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity and access than any other regional pilots, allowing them to truly Take Control of Their Pilot Careers. With 18 domiciles, a fleet of over 480 aircraft, and flying agreements with four mainline partners – United, Delta, American and Alaska – there has never been a better time to fly with SkyWest.

Direct Entry Captains will also be eligible for $40,000 in bonuses, and will have access to SkyWest’s new Guaranteed Pilot Interview programs with Delta, United, and Alaska Airlines.

Bonuses and Incentives

New Direct Entry Captains at SkyWest are eligible for a variety of bonuses and incentives, including:

  • $40,000 in bonuses


  • Year-for-year pay credit up to a 10-year rate
  • Pilot profit sharing
  • Operational and financial bonuses
  • 401(k) matching

Guaranteed Pilot Interview

SkyWest is the only regional airline offering captains a guaranteed pilot interview with their choice of Delta, United and Alaska Airlines (or all three). Captains will be qualified for an interview after 24 months as PIC. Interviews are held on a regular basis and mainline carriers have committed to interviewing a specific percentage of SkyWest captains each month.

There has never been a better time to Take Control of Your Career and to enjoy the benefits and opportunities available at SkyWest Airlines. 

Apply today at and join the industry’s premier regional airline.

Be sure to check out Skywest pilot pay and work rules in The Grid!

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As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 358 aircraft today, SkyWest is adding more new aircraft than any other regional airline and provides an exceptional career for the industry’s best pilots. SkyWest’s more than 11,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,800 flights each day to more than 200 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. Visit and for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.


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