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

Thursday, August 12, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined July Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines07:00 EDT Thursday, August 12, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) reported a 2.3 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.5 percent compared to the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 1.79 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 2.17 billion.  Load factor was down 1.0 percentage points to 82.5 percent compared to 83.5 percent for the same period last year.  Passenger boardings for July totaled 3,581,599 a 5.3 percent increase from July 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 225 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 www.skywest.com. FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. July Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,581,5993,402,7665.3Revenue Passenger Miles1,787,381,9701,746,588,2282.3Available Seat Miles2,165,477,8132,091,239,5063.5Load Factor82.5%83.5%(1.0)ptsBlock Hours129,668126,8512.2Departures85,49680,8945.7Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers22,000,90019,921,33910.4Revenue Passenger Miles10,932,410,18110,071,038,7608.6Available Seat Miles13,747,510,94912,808,824,4627.3Load Factor79.5%78.6%0.9 ptsBlock Hours831,465794,7624.6Departures544,562507,3797.3SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer of SkyWest, Inc., +1-435-634-3212, Fax, +1-435-634-3205