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

Thursday, July 08, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined June Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines11:40 EDT Thursday, July 08, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) reported a 4.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for June, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.2 percent compared to the same period last year. �The combined airlines generated 1.69 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 2.04 billion. �Load factor was up 0.6 percentage points to 82.9 percent compared to 82.3 percent for the same period last year. �Passenger boardings for June totaled 3,411,663 a 6.1 percent increase from June 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 2,800 daily departures. �This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest, Inc. can be accessed at FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. June Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,411,6633,214,4106.1Revenue Passenger Miles1,693,294,7451,628,141,6224.0Available Seat Miles2,042,191,9971,978,187,9203.2Load Factor82.9%82.3% 0.6 ptsBlock Hours123,411120,7242.2Departures81,38877,3615.2Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers18,419,31416,518,57311.5Revenue Passenger Miles9,145,034,1068,324,450,5329.9Available Seat Miles11,582,033,13610,717,584,9568.1Load Factor79.0%77.7%1.3 ptsBlock Hours701,797667,9115.1Departures459,066426,4857.6SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer of SkyWest, Inc., +1-435-634-3212, fax, +1-435-634-3205