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SkyWest, Inc., Reports Combined June 2011 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SkyWest, Inc., Reports Combined June 2011 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines12:36 EDT Wednesday, July 13, 2011ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported a 49.0 percent increase in departures to 121,295 for June compared to 81,388 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for June increased 48.0 percent to 5,050,329 compared to 3,411,663 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 57.2 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for June, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 58.0 percent compared to June 2010.  The combined airlines generated 2.66 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.23 billion. Load factor was 82.4 percent compared to 82.9 percent, down 0.5 percentage points compared to June 2010.  The substantial increases for each of the items are due primarily to the acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines on November 12, 2010.About SkyWestSkyWest is the holding company for three scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations include SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines") also based in St. George, Utah, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. ("Atlantic Southeast") based in Atlanta, Georgia and recently acquired ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (ExpressJet Airlines") based in Houston, Texas.  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 United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. ExpressJet Airlines operates as Continental Express and United Express under contractual agreements with Continental Airlines and United Airlines and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast.  System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,950 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 725 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.comFLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. June Traffic20112010% ChangePassengers5,050,3293,411,66348.0Revenue Passenger Miles2,661,097,5601,693,294,74557.2Available Seat Miles3,227,559,3602,042,191,99758.0Load Factor82.4%82.9%(0.5) ptsBlock Hours196,827123,41159.5Departures121,29581,38849.0Calendar Year-To-Date20112010% ChangePassengers27,034,19418,419,31446.8Revenue Passenger Miles13,994,814,8499,145,034,10653.0Available Seat Miles17,956,917,44011,582,033,13655.0Load Factor77.9%79.0%  (1.1) ptsBlock Hours1,114,327701,79758.8Departures687,255459,06649.7SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205