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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined May Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines07:00 EDT Thursday, June 10, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) reported a 7.3 percent �increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.8 percent compared to the same period last year. �The combined airlines generated 1.58 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.98 billion. �Load factor was down 0.4 percentage points to 79.7 percent compared to 80.1 percent for the same period last year. �Passenger boardings for May totaled 3,192,484 a 9.2 percent increase from May 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 230 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with approximately 2,700 daily departures. �This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest, Inc. can be accessed at FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. May Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,192,4842,922,2929.2Revenue Passenger Miles1,576,764,7031,469,724,2687.3Available Seat Miles1,978,054,1571,834,160,2007.8Load Factor79.7%80.1%(0.4)ptsBlock Hours119,274112,3036.2Departures78,94372,3489.1Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers15,007,65113,304,16312.8Revenue Passenger Miles7,451,739,3616,696,308,91011.3Available Seat Miles9,539,841,1398,739,462,4429.2Load Factor78.1%76.6% 1.5 ptsBlock Hours578,386547,1915.7Departures377,678349,1258.2SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer, +1-435-634-3212, fax, +1-435-634-3205