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

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined September 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines14:27 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") passenger boardings for September increased 5.3 percent to 4,831,914 compared to 4,586,941 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 1.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for September, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.6 percent compared to September 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.4 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.0 billion. Load factor increased to 80.2 compared to 79.9 in September 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 118,181 for September compared to 112,446 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 733 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com                                                                                                                  FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. September Traffic20122011% ChangePassengers4,831,9144,586,9415.3Revenue Passenger Miles2,410,352,8072,387,642,7341.0Available Seat Miles3,005,853,8922,987,988,8670.6Load Factor80.279.90.3 ptsBlock Hours184,868180,1202.6Departures118,181112,4465.1                                                                                                                  Calendar Year-To-Date20122011 % ChangePassengers44,068,19142,051,4204.8Revenue Passenger Miles22,597,108,98821,879,875,8473.3Available Seat Miles28,042,894,69527,640,776,6151.5Load Factor80.679.2      1.4 ptsBlock Hours1,728,2011,699,4721.7Departures1,079,8821,051,0962.7                                                                                     SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205