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

Thursday, August 09, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined July 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines12:09 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") passenger boardings for July increased 2.0 percent to 5,413,751 compared to 5,306,265 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 1.4 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.5 percent compared to July 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.8 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.33 billion. Load factor increased to 83.5 compared to 83.4 in July 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 129,204 for July compared to 126,199 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 4,000 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 725 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com                                                                                                                                                                                  FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. July Traffic20122011 % ChangePassengers5,413,7515,306,2652.0Revenue Passenger Miles2,777,067,2142,815,487,698-1.4Available Seat Miles3,327,805,0333,377,116,891-1.5Load Factor83.583.4         0.1 ptsBlock Hours205,272204,7910.2Departures129,204126,1992.4                                                                                                                     Calendar Year-To-Date20122011% ChangePassengers33,794,03432,354,6174.4Revenue Passenger Miles17,405,553,16516,810,305,7873.5Available Seat Miles21,675,620,38421,334,034,3311.6Load Factor80.378.8           1.5 ptsBlock Hours1,336,5721,319,1171.3Departures831,073813,4542.2 SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205