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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined April Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Monday, May 10, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined April Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines11:32 EDT Monday, May 10, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) reported a 10.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for April, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 8.5 percent compared to the same period last year. �The combined airlines generated 1.53 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.92 billion. �Load factor was up 1.7 percentage points to 79.5 percent compared to 77.8 percent for the same period last year. �Passenger boardings for April totaled 3,097,439 a 12.7 percent increase from April 2009.SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines"), based in St. George, Utah, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. ("Atlantic Southeast"), based in Atlanta, Georgia are wholly owned subsidiaries of SkyWest, Inc. �SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. �SkyWest Airlines also operates flights for AirTran Airways under a marketing agreement. �Atlantic Southeast operates as Delta Connection and United Express carriers under contractual agreements with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. �System-wide, SkyWest, Inc. serves a total of approximately 226 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with approximately 2,600 daily departures. �This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest, Inc. can be accessed at FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. April Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,097,4392,747,96212.7Revenue Passenger Miles1,526,813,6461,377,057,51810.9Available Seat Miles1,920,816,4961,770,588,1768.5Load Factor79.5%77.8%1.7 ptsBlock Hours114,959110,0924.4Departures76,49570,8987.9Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers11,815,16710,381,87113.8Revenue Passenger Miles5,874,974,6585,226,584,64212.4Available Seat Miles7,561,786,9826,905,310,9549.5Load Factor77.7%75.7%2.0 ptsBlock Hours459,112434,8895.6Departures298,735276,7787.9SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer, +1-435-634-3212, Fax, +1-435-634-3205