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

Jun 12, 2014, 14:30 ET from SkyWest, Inc.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 2.0 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 4.0 percent compared to May 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for May decreased 3.0 percent to 5,151,425 compared to 5,313,315 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.1 percent compared to 82.4 percent in May 2013. The combined airlines generated 2.7 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 3.2 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 7.0 percent in departures to 116,743 for May compared to 125,579 for the same period last year. 

Both block hour production and departures were lower on a year-over-year basis due primarily to weather/ATL related cancellations.

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 3,800 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. May Traffic

2014

2013

% Change

Passengers

5,151,425

5,313,315

(3.0)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,732,843,280

2,788,015,910

(2.0)

Available Seat Miles

3,248,086,153

3,383,052,980

(4.0)

Load Factor

84.1

82.4

1.7 pts

Block Hours

192,838

203,858

(5.4)

Departures

116,743

125,579

(7.0)

Calendar Year-To-Date

2014

2013

% Change

Passengers

23,738,974

24,381,225

(2.6)

Revenue Passenger Miles

12,626,808,414

12,664,616,166

(0.3)

Available Seat Miles

15,404,670,733

15,847,909,921

(2.8)

Load Factor

82.0

79.9

2.1 pts

Block Hours

928,877

975,928

(4.8)

Departures

556,683

598,388

(7.0)

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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