SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined April 2014 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 0.5 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for April, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 3.3 percent compared to April 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for April decreased 1.6 percent to 4,954,134 compared to 5,034,736 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 82.8 percent compared to 80.5 percent in April 2013. The combined airlines generated 2.6 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 3.1 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 6.5 percent in departures to 114,616 for April compared to 122,557 for the same period last year. 

April departures were 6.5 percent below the same period in 2013. As a result of significant weather systems in April 2014, SkyWest canceled approximately 2,000 flights related to weather.

About SkyWest
SkyWest 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, 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, 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 3,700 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 757 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

                                                                                                                    

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. April Traffic








2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


4,954,134

5,034,736

(1.6)

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,618,365,065

2,631,965,182

(0.5)

Available Seat Miles


3,163,635,278

3,270,547,751

(3.3)

Load Factor


82.8

80.5

    2.3 pts






Block Hours


189,226

200,079

(5.4)

Departures


114,616

122,557

(6.5)






 


Calendar Year-To-Date








2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


18,587,549

19,067,910

(2.5)

Revenue Passenger Miles


9,893,965,134

9,876,600,256

0.2

Available Seat Miles


12,156,584,580

12,464,856,941

(2.5)

Load Factor


81.4

79.2

     2.2 pts






Block Hours


736,039

772,070

(4.7)

Departures


439,940

472,809

(7.0)

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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