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Skywest names new chief executive
Skywest names new chief executive

Skywest has wasted no time in finding a replacement chief executive following the sudden departure of Mark Shelton last week.

This morning the regional airline named All Nippon Airways executive Jason Bitter as its new chief executive, starting this week.

Skywest said Mr Bitter had 15 years of international airline experience including senior roles in Europe, North Africa, India and Asia.

His most recent role involved the launch of Japanese budget carrier Peach Aviation for All Nippon Airways.

Skywest chairman Jeff Chatfield said the company was pleased to have attracted an international executive of Mr Bitter's calibre given the rapid growth trajectory of the airline.

Mr Chatfield said outgoing chief executive Mr Shelton had resigned for personal reasons and the company thanked him for his services.

"He has made a significant contribution to the recent growth and was resolute during the global financial crisis," Mr Chatfield said.

<The West Australian> revealed on Saturday that Mr Shelton had resigned from Skywest.

Shares in the airline last changed hands for 36 cents.

The West Australian

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