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

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") passenger boardings for July increased 2.0 percent to 5,413,751 compared to 5,306,265 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 1.4 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.5 percent compared to July 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.8 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.33 billion. Load factor increased to 83.5 compared to 83.4 in July 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 129,204 for July compared to 126,199 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 4,000 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. July Traffic








2012

2011

 % Change

Passengers


5,413,751

5,306,265

2.0

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,777,067,214

2,815,487,698

-1.4

Available Seat Miles


3,327,805,033

3,377,116,891

-1.5

Load Factor


83.5

83.4

         0.1 pts






Block Hours


205,272

204,791

0.2

Departures


129,204

126,199

2.4

 

                                                                                                                   

Calendar Year-To-Date








2012

2011

% Change

Passengers


33,794,034

32,354,617

4.4

Revenue Passenger Miles


17,405,553,165

16,810,305,787

3.5

Available Seat Miles


21,675,620,384

21,334,034,331

1.6

Load Factor


80.3

78.8

           1.5 pts






Block Hours


1,336,572

1,319,117

1.3

Departures


831,073

813,454

2.2

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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