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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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

18:48 EDT Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for August increased 1.3 percent to 5,510,411 compared to 5,442,243 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 4.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for August, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 4.3 percent compared to August 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.8 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.5 billion. Load factor decreased to 82.5 percent compared to 82.7 percent in August 2012. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 0.9 percent in departures to 129,461 for August compared to 130,628 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 759 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. August Traffic

2013

2012

% Change

Passengers

5,510,411

5,442,243

1.3

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,893,701,065

2,781,203,016

4.0

Available Seat Miles

3,505,945,202

3,361,420,419

4.3

Load Factor

82.5

82.7

           (0.2) pts

Block Hours

209,544

206,761

1.3

Departures

129,461

130,628

(0.9)

 

Calendar Year-To-Date

2013

2012

 % Change

Passengers

40,853,026

39,236,277

4.1

Revenue Passenger Miles

21,326,852,536

20,186,756,181

5.6

Available Seat Miles

26,291,112,039

25,037,040,803

5.0

Load Factor

81.1

80.6

0.5 pts

Block Hours

1,603,732

1,543,333

3.9

Departures

984,219

961,701

2.3

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

For further information: Investor Relations, Telephone: (435) 634-3203, Fax: (435) 634-3205

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