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

Friday, August 09, 2013

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

17:21 EDT Friday, August 09, 2013

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 9, 2013 PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for July increased 2.0 percent to 5,520,165 compared to 5,413,751 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 4.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.9 percent compared to July 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.9 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.5 billion. Load factor decreased to 82.6 percent compared to 83.5 percent in July 2012. SkyWest also reported an increase of 0.6 percent in departures to 130,020 for July compared to 129,204 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, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines") also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ("ExpressJet Airlines") based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle and US Airways Express carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United"), Delta Airlines, Inc. ("Delta"), American Airlines, Inc. ("American") and US Airways, Inc. ("US Airways").  SkyWest Airlines also 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, Delta and American. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 4,200 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 760 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

 

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. July Traffic

2013

2012

% Change

Passengers

5,520,165

5,413,751

2.0

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,913,610,415

2,777,067,214

4.9

Available Seat Miles

3,525,748,709

3,327,805,033

5.9

Load Factor

82.6

83.5

           (0.9) pts

Block Hours

212,486

205,272

3.5

Departures

130,020

129,204

0.6

                                                                                                                   

Calendar Year-To-Date

2013

2012

% Change

Passengers

35,342,615

33,794,034

4.6

Revenue Passenger Miles

18,433,151,471

17,405,553,165

5.9

Available Seat Miles

22,785,166,837

21,675,620,384

5.1

Load Factor

80.9

80.3

0.6 pts

Block Hours

1,394,188

1,336,572

4.3

Departures

854,758

831,073

2.8

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

For further information: Investor Relations, St. George, UT 84790 Telephone: (435) 634-3203, Fax: (435) 634-3205

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