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

Monday, October 11, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined September Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines13:50 EDT Monday, October 11, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported an 11.0 percent increase in departures to 78,500 for September compared to 70,750 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for September increased 12.2 percent to 3,175,783 compared to 2,829,617 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported an 11.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for September, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.5 percent compared to September 2009.  The combined airlines generated 1.57 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.99 billion. Load factor was 78.9 percent compared to 78.6 percent, up 0.3 percentage points compared to September 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.  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 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 can be accessed at www.skywest.com. FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. September Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,175,7832,829,61712.2Revenue Passenger Miles1,572,811,4951,417,547,95911.0Available Seat Miles1,992,895,6931,804,277,27010.5Load Factor78.9%78.6%0.3 ptsBlock Hours119,154108,8659.5Departures78,50070,75011.0Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers28,680,83725,996,24510.3Revenue Passenger Miles14,255,267,21613,160,337,8428.3Available Seat Miles17,909,594,12716,663,270,4907.5Load Factor79.6%79.0%0.6 ptsBlock Hours1,080,9261,027,4835.2Departures708,849657,3087.8SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer of SkyWest, Inc., +1-435-634-3212, Fax, +1-435-634-3205