SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined November 2015 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

09 Dec, 2015, 09:01 ET from SkyWest, Inc.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 162,989 block hours in November 2015, compared to 180,507 block hours in November 2014, a decrease of 17,518, or 9.7%.  The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new dual class aircraft to its fleet, while reducing its 50-seat and 30-seat aircraft.

The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 8,700 additional block hours from its incremental 76-seat E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 26,800 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft. 

In November 2015, SkyWest's dual class aircraft (CRJ700s, CRJ900s and E175s) represented approximately 41% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 32% for the month of November 2014. 

SkyWest reported 1,908,268 block hours for year-to-date November 2015, compared to 2,090,069 block hours year-to-date November 2014, a decrease of 181,801, or 8.7%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 94,000 additional block hours from SkyWest's E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 266,000 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet and 30-seat turboprop aircraft.

SkyWest had 95,512 departures in November 2015 compared to 106,018 in November 2014, a decrease of 10,506, or 9.9%.  SkyWest generated 2.86 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for November 2015, compared to 3.03 billion ASMs for November 2014, or a 5.7% decrease. Additional flight statistics for November, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. NOVEMBER FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

     CRJ200

50,437

55,881

(9.7)

607,818

663,176

(8.3)

     CRJ700

36,818

36,734

0.2

409,245

422,300

(3.1)

     CRJ900

16,909

16,374

3.3

189,490

186,862

1.4

     ERJ135/145

45,583

60,859

(25.1)

577,500

712,303

(18.9)

     E175

13,242

4,555

190.7

111,891

17,489

539.8

     EMB-120

-

6,104

(100.0)

12,324

87,939

(86.0)

Total Block Hours

162,989

180,507

(9.7)

1,908,268

2,090,069

(8.7)

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

88,825

85,852

3.5

983,740

971,243

1.3

     ExpressJet Airlines

74,164

94,655

(21.6)

924,528

1,118,826

(17.4)

Total Block Hours

162,989

180,507

(9.7)

1,908,268

2,090,069

(  8.7)

Other Flight Statistics:

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

November 2015

November 2014

% Change

Departures

95,512

106,018

(9.9)

1,130,582

1,250,342

(9.6)

Available Seat Miles

2,858,166,684

3,030,752,688

(5.7)

33,003,301,974

35,090,022,023

(5.9)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,337,528,226

2,433,988,119

(4.0)

27,289,314,858

28,921,514,212

(5.6)

Passengers

4,394,526

4,549,930

(3.4)

51,778,374

54,215,889

(4.5)

Load Factor

81.8

80.3

1.9 pts

82.7

82.4

0.4 pts

About SkyWest

SkyWest, Inc. was named on Forbes 'America's Best Employers 2015' list and was Air Transport World's Regional Airline of the Year in 2014. SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with more than 3,500 scheduled daily flights. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. SkyWest continues to set the standard for excellence in the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its nearly 20,000 employees. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at inc.skywest.com.

 

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