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

Friday, December 07, 2012

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined November 2012 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines15:57 EST Friday, December 07, 2012ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for November increased 8.0 percent to 4,807,623 compared to 4,450,215 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 4.8 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for November, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.8 percent compared to November 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.4 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.0 billion. Load factor increased to 81.0 compared to 80.3 in November 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase of 6.4 percent in departures to 115,866 for November compared to 108,924 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, Delta Connection and American Eagle carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United"), Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta") and American Airlines, Inc. ("American").  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 742 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.comFLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. November Traffic20122011 % ChangePassengers4,807,6234,450,2158.0Revenue Passenger Miles2,446,273,6292,335,053,6574.8Available Seat Miles3,018,248,5092,907,679,8623.8Load Factor81.080.30.7 ptsBlock Hours183,907177,0573.9Departures115,866108,9246.4Calendar Year-To-Date20122011% ChangePassengers54,019,35451,283,7775.3Revenue Passenger Miles27,646,769,96426,704,812,7643.5Available Seat Miles34,231,559,64133,635,966,9081.8Load Factor80.879.4      1.4 ptsBlock Hours2,106,2142,061,8972.1Departures1,318,4411,276,0103.3SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205