Analysis: New pilot rules could clip SkyWest

Raymond James lowers its profit estimates for SkyWest (SKYW) after taking a more conservative view on costs.

The carrier could be hit harder than peers by new pilot duty and rest rules from the FAA which go into effect in January.

Shares of SKYW are rated Market Perform by the investment firm.

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  • RevWillieG
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    Why would this hit SkyWest harder than anyone else? The rule changes are the same for each carrier.
    3 Dec 2013, 08:48 AM Reply Like
  • jeff lauder
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    It will hit all the regionals.RJET,SKYW,etc. Lack of experienced pilots. That's because starting pay at regionals are BELOW poverty standards and nobody is getting into the industry. No ROI for pilot training.
    3 Dec 2013, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • breakingbad
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    regionals suck! they are the walmarts,Mc donald's of aviation!
    9 Dec 2013, 02:40 PM Reply Like
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