SkyWest, Inc., Reports Combined November 2011 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported a 10.8 percent increase in departures to 108,924 for November compared to 98,298 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for November increased 12.4 percent to 4,450,215 compared to 3,957,560 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 15.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for November, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 14.3 percent compared to November 2010.  The combined airlines generated 2.34 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 2.91 billion. Load factor was 80.3 percent compared to 79.2 percent, up 1.1 percentage points compared to November 2010.  The substantial increases for the year-to-date numbers below are due primarily to the acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines on November 12, 2010.

About SkyWest

SkyWest is the holding company for three scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations include SkyWest Airlines also based in St. George, Utah, Atlantic Southeast based in Atlanta, Georgia and ExpressJet Airlines based in Houston, Texas.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express, and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta.  Also, SkyWest Airlines operates flights for Alaska under a contractual agreement.  Atlantic Southeast operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta. ExpressJet Airlines operates as Continental Express and United Express under contractual agreements with Continental Airlines, Inc. and United and is a subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast.  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 727 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. November Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

% Change

Passengers

 

4,450,215

3,957,560

12.4

Revenue Passenger Miles

 

2,335,053,657

2,014,453,576

15.9

Available Seat Miles

 

2,907,679,862

2,542,989,174

14.3

Load Factor

 

80.3%

79.2%

1.1 pts

 

 

 

 

 

Block Hours

 

177,057

156,196

13.4

Departures

 

108,924

98,298

10.8

 

Calendar Year-To-Date

 

 

 

2011

2010

% Change

Passengers

 

51,283,777

35,944,974

42.7

Revenue Passenger Miles

 

26,704,812,764

17,911,248,801

49.1

Available Seat Miles

 

33,635,966,908

22,518,740,565

49.4

Load Factor

 

79.4%

79.5%

           (0.1) pts

 

 

 

 

 

Block Hours

 

2,061,897

1,360,099

51.6

Departures

 

1,276,010

887,665

43.7

 

 

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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