SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined September 2013 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

Oct 11, 2013, 15:40 ET from SkyWest, Inc.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for September increased 1.4 percent to 4,899,354 compared to 4,831,914 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 6.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for September, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.3 percent compared to September 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.5 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.2 billion. Load factor decreased to 79.9 percent compared to 80.2 percent in September 2012. SkyWest also reported an increase of 0.3 percent in departures to 118,582 for September compared to 118,181 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, Inc. ("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 Airlines, Inc. ("United"), Delta Airlines, Inc. ("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 4,000 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 756 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. September Traffic

2013

2012

% Change

Passengers

4,899,354

4,831,914

1.4

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,576,817,683

2,410,352,807

6.9

Available Seat Miles

3,224,332,700

3,005,853,892

7.3

Load Factor

79.9

80.2

(0.3) pts

Block Hours

191,792

184,868

3.7

Departures

118,582

118,181

0.3

 

Calendar Year-To-Date

2013

2012

% Change

Passengers

45,752,380

44,068,191

3.8

Revenue Passenger Miles

23,903,670,219

22,597,108,988

5.8

Available Seat Miles

29,515,444,739

28,042,894,695

5.3

Load Factor

81.0

80.6

0.4 pts

Block Hours

1,795,523

1,728,201

3.9

Departures

1,102,801

1,079,882

2.1

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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