SkyWest Inc., based in St. George, announced the sale of the Las Vegas-based assets of Scenic Airlines to Eagle Canyon Airlines.

The sale will become effective as soon as the Eagle Canyon FAA operating certificate is amended to include Twin Otter aircraft.Scenic Airlines' principal business is providing aerial tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. The sale to Eagle Canyon Airlines includes the assets of the Scenic tour operation in Las Vegas. The Page, Ariz. tour division will continue under current ownership.

This sale will allow SkyWest to concentrate on its core business of providing regional airline service as the sole United Express carrier up and down the West Coast and as a Delta Connection carrier serving the hub cities of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.