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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined June 2012 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined June 2012 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines18:34 EDT Tuesday, July 10, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported a 1.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for June, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.4 percent compared to June 2011. Passenger boardings for June increased 4.5 percent to 5,289,995 compared to 5,064,487 for the same period last year. The combined airlines generated 2.71 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.24 billion. Load factor increased to 83.5 compared to 82.4 in June 2011. SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 125,345 for June compared to 121,295 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 4,200 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 Traffic 20122011% ChangePassengers5,289,9955,064,4874.5Revenue Passenger Miles2,706,168,0692,661,100,8001.7Available Seat Miles3,241,443,6343,227,559,3600.4Load Factor83.582.4         1.1 ptsBlock Hours199,185196,8271.2Departures125,345121,2953.3Calendar Year-To-Date20122011% ChangePassengers28,380,28327,048,3524.9Revenue Passenger Miles14,628,485,95113,994,818,0894.5Available Seat Miles18,347,889,06117,956,917,4402.2Load Factor79.777.9           1.8 ptsBlock Hours1,131,3051,114,3271.5Departures701,873687,2552.1SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, Telephone: +1-435-634-3203, Fax: (435) 634-3205