BRIEF-Skywest Airlines granted contract with BHP Billiton

Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Skywest Airlines Ltd :

* BHP Billiton iron ore selected co as preferred vendor to provide air charter

services for its new jimblebar mine

* Initial contracted charter services for jimblebar mine are planned to

commence with twice-daily flights between Perth and newman once a week