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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined May 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

Friday, June 08, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined May 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines13:09 EDT Friday, June 08, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") SkyWest reported a 0.2 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.3 percent compared to May 2011. Passenger boardings for May increased 1.7 percent to 4,966,818 compared to 4,883,414 for the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 2.54 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 3.08 billion. Load factor increased to 82.4 compared to 81.4 in May 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 119,081 for May compared to 118,078 for the same period last year.  About SkyWestSkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations consist of SkyWest Airlines also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United") and Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta").  SkyWest Airlines also operates as US Airways Express under a contractual agreement with US Airways, Inc., and operates flights for Alaska Airlines under a contractual agreement.  ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,900 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 727 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.comFLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. May Traffic 20122011% ChangePassengers4,966,8184,883,4141.7Revenue Passenger Miles2,535,147,5722,534,700,1470.2Available Seat Miles3,075,419,9043,114,393,192(1.3)Load Factor82.481.4         1.0 ptsBlock Hours189,521190,917(0.7)Departures119,081118,0780.8 Calendar Year-To-Date 20122011% ChangePassengers23,090,28821,983,8655.0Revenue Passenger Miles11,922,317,88211,333,717,2895.2Available Seat Miles15,106,445,42714,729,358,0802.6Load Factor78.976.9           2.0 ptsBlock Hours932,120917,5001.6Departures576,528565,9601.9 SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, fax, +1-435-634-3205