SkyWest has also entered into an agreement to operate six used E175s for Delta from early 2020. Delta will finance the acquisition of these aircraft by "a regional partner that will exit Delta Connection," SkyWest said. While the airline`s overall block hours fell 41 percent in the third quarter compared to the third quarter of 2019, it still has deals with major airlines and has taken over some routes from major U.S. airlines. With a fleet of more than 400 aircraft, SkyWest has agreements with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "forecasts", "expect", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "should", "probably" and similar expressions characterize forward-looking statements. These statements include statements about continued demand for our product, potential benefits from the sale of ExpressJet, including reduced risk, increased flexibility, efficiency and improved positioning for market opportunities, expected growth of our business with Delta and other important partners in certain markets, planned aircraft deliveries for SkyWest Airlines in the coming years and hence distance related to the service and/or placement of certain aircraft, expected conditions, timing and benefits related to SkyWest`s lease and joint venture operations, as well as SkyWest`s future financial and operational results, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates, intentions and prospects, as well as other statements that are not historical facts. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak for themselves at the time of this press release and are based on information available to skyWest as of that date. SkyWest does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements for any reason. Readers should keep in mind that many factors affect SkyWest`s future operating and financial results and may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements in this press release.
These factors include the prospect of entering into agreements with existing or other air carriers to fly new aircraft, ongoing negotiations between SkyWest and its key partners on their contractual obligations, uncertainties regarding the operation of new aircraft, the ability to attract and retain qualified pilots, the impact of regulatory issues such as pilot safety rules and ualification. The Committee on Time Planning, Policy Policy and Policy of the Committee on Policy, Policy and Policy During the second quarter, the airline took on services under an agreement with second-hand United 21 ERJ 175. It also accepted three from Delta and received two new ones from skyWest Airlines, which boosted its liquidity in the third quarter. The airline has reached a $573 million deal with the U.S. Treasury for a five-year secured loan facility. That climbed to $725 million in October as other airlines pulled out of credit agreements with the Treasury. Note: The table above only shows aircraft in regular service. Not included are aircraft owned by SkyWest, but leased to other operators, withdrawn from service, changing agreements with partners, used as spare parts, parked or being dressed.  The regional airline in the United States, SkyWest, made a profit in the third quarter of 2020. . . .