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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined February 2013 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

Friday, March 08, 2013

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined February 2013 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines12:38 EST Friday, March 08, 2013ST. GEORGE, Utah, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for February increased 2.4 percent to 4,269,786 compared to 4,170,431 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 1.8 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for February, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.3 percent compared to February 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.2 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 2.8 billion. Load factor increased to 78.5 compared to 76.1 in February 2012.  SkyWest also reported a decrease of 0.5 percent in departures to 106,928 for February compared to 107,469 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 and American Airlines.  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, Delta Connection, and American Eagle carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,800 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 749 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.FLIGHT STATISTICSSkyWest, Inc. February Traffic 20132012% ChangePassengers4,269,7864,170,4312.4Revenue Passenger Miles2,190,441,2502,152,425,4961.8Available Seat Miles2,790,937,1692,826,910,893-1.3Load Factor78.576.12.4 ptsBlock Hours174,935175,604-0.4Departures106,928107,469-0.5 Calendar Year-To-Date 20132012% ChangePassengers8,766,0718,384,7324.5Revenue Passenger Miles4,508,623,8594,364,702,6373.3Available Seat Miles5,826,684,6605,803,743,5890.4Load Factor77.475.2      2.2 ptsBlock Hours365,208359,2661.7Departures222,899219,6521.5 SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, Fax, +1-435-634-3205