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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined August 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") passenger boardings for August increased 6.5 percent to 5,442,243 compared to 5,109,862 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 3.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for August, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.3 percent compared to August 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.7 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.36 billion. Load factor increased to 82.7 compared to 80.8 in August 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 130,628 for August compared to 125,196 for the same period last year. 

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 based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United") and Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta").  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 4,200 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 725 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com

 

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. August Traffic




2012

2011

% Change

Passengers


5,442,243

5,109,862

6.5

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,781,203,016

2,681,927,326

3.7

Available Seat Miles


3,361,420,419

3,318,753,417

1.3

Load Factor


82.7

80.8

         1.9 pts






Block Hours


206,761

200,235

3.3

Departures


130,628

125,196

4.3

 

Calendar Year-To-Date




2012

2011

% Change

Passengers


39,236,277

37,464,479

4.7

Revenue Passenger Miles


20,186,756,181

19,492,233,113

3.6

Available Seat Miles


25,037,040,803

24,652,787,748

1.6

Load Factor


80.6

79.1

           1.5 pts






Block Hours


1,543,333

1,519,353

1.6

Departures


961,701

938,650

2.5

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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