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

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined October Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines12:41 EST Tuesday, November 09, 2010ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported an 11.3 percent increase in departures to 80,530 for October compared to 72,335 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for October increased 10.9 percent to 3,306,720 compared to 2,981,682 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported an 9.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for October, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.8 percent compared to October 2009.  The combined airlines generated 1.64 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 2.06 billion.  Load factor was 79.4 percent compared to 80.3 percent, down .9 percentage points compared to October 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. October Traffic20102009% ChangePassengers3,306,7202,981,68210.9Revenue Passenger Miles1,641,541,6841,498,377,3459.6Available Seat Miles2,066,197,9741,864,963,85410.8Load Factor79.4%80.3%(0.9) ptsBlock Hours122,974114,6697.2Departures80,53072,33511.3Calendar Year-To-Date20102009% ChangePassengers31,987,41428,977,92710.4Revenue Passenger Miles15,896,795,22514,658,715,1878.4Available Seat Miles19,975,751,39118,528,154,8947.8Load Factor79.6%79.1%0.5 ptsBlock Hours1,203,9031,142,1495.4Departures789,367729,6428.2SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Michael J. Kraupp, VP Finance and Treasurer, +1-435-634-3212, Fax, +1-435-634-3205