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

Thursday, November 08, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined October 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines11:17 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for October increased 7.6 percent to 5,143,540 compared to 4,782,142 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 4.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for October, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.7 percent compared to October 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.6 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.2 billion. Load factor increased to 82.1 compared to 80.6 in October 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase of 5.8 percent in departures to 122,693 for October compared to 115,990 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 739 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com                                                                                                                    FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. October Traffic20122011% ChangePassengers5,143,5404,782,1427.6Revenue Passenger Miles2,603,387,3472,489,883,2604.6Available Seat Miles3,170,416,4373,087,510,4312.7Load Factor82.180.61.5 ptsBlock Hours194,106185,3684.7Departures122,693115,9905.8 Calendar Year-To-Date20122011% ChangePassengers49,211,73146,833,5625.1Revenue Passenger Miles25,200,496,33524,369,759,1073.4Available Seat Miles31,213,311,13230,728,287,0461.6Load Factor80.779.3      1.4 ptsBlock Hours1,922,3071,884,8402.0Departures1,202,5751,167,0863.0SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, St. George, UT 84790, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205