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Skywest Airlines was formed in 1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis flying charter flights with small general aviation aircraft out of Carnarvon, Western Australia
[ – Skywest has its origins in the launch of Carnarvon Air Taxis in 1963 flying charter flights with small general aviation aircraft out of Carnarvon, Western Australia. Launched international services to Bali from Karratha, WA, in May 2004. Acquired by TNT in 1990 and merged with Lloyd Aviation as part of Ansett Australia. During 1990, Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter lost 2 major contracts. This resulted in a decision to close-down the company and merge its charter operations into Skywest Aviation. Acquired by Airline Investments following the collapse of Ansett in 2002. Acquired in Aug2006 by Singapore-based investment group CaptiveVision Capital. The new owner rebranded, first as as Skywest Aviation in1979 and then as SkyWest Airlines in1980. Again rebranded, this time as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on 07May2013
< based in Perth, servicing key towns in the state of Western Australia. The airline also flies interstate to destinations such as Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne and Alice Springs >]
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