SkyWest Airlines Reports March Traffic

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from SkyWest Airlines, Inc.

    ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, Inc. reported
 a 15.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for March, while
 available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.8 percent compared to the same period
 last year.  The airline generated 123.8 million RPMs for the month, while ASMs
 increased to 210.4 million.  Load factor increased 2.5 percentage points to
 58.9 percent compared to 56.4 percent for the same period last year.
 Passenger boardings for March totaled 524,764 an 11.3 percent increase over
 March 2000.
     SkyWest, Inc., (Nasdaq: SKYW) is a holding company of SkyWest Airlines,
 Inc., one of the nation's largest independent regional airlines, and is based
 in St. George, Utah.  SkyWest operates as United Express and Delta Connection
 under marketing agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines,
 respectively.  SkyWest serves 68 cities with nearly 1,000 daily departures in
 15 states and two Canadian provinces.  This press release, as well as past
 releases can be accessed on the SkyWest Internet site at:
 http://www.skywest.com.
 
 
                               FLIGHT STATISTICS
 
                         SkyWest Airlines March Traffic
 
                                      2001          2000         % Change
 
     Passengers                      524,764       470,531         11.3
     Revenue Passenger Miles     123,855,203   106,991,058         15.7
     Available Seat Miles        210,397,530   189,820,860         10.8
     Load Factor                        58.9%         56.4%         2.5 pts
 
 
                             Calendar Year-To-Date
 
                                     2001          2000           % Change
 
     Passengers                    1,374,155     1,295,332          6.1
     Revenue Passenger Miles     324,993,186   290,411,457         11.9
     Available Seat Miles        594,419,190   547,597,440          8.5
     Load Factor                        55.0%         53.0%         2.0 pts
 
 

SOURCE SkyWest Airlines, Inc.
    ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, Inc. reported
 a 15.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for March, while
 available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.8 percent compared to the same period
 last year.  The airline generated 123.8 million RPMs for the month, while ASMs
 increased to 210.4 million.  Load factor increased 2.5 percentage points to
 58.9 percent compared to 56.4 percent for the same period last year.
 Passenger boardings for March totaled 524,764 an 11.3 percent increase over
 March 2000.
     SkyWest, Inc., (Nasdaq: SKYW) is a holding company of SkyWest Airlines,
 Inc., one of the nation's largest independent regional airlines, and is based
 in St. George, Utah.  SkyWest operates as United Express and Delta Connection
 under marketing agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines,
 respectively.  SkyWest serves 68 cities with nearly 1,000 daily departures in
 15 states and two Canadian provinces.  This press release, as well as past
 releases can be accessed on the SkyWest Internet site at:
 http://www.skywest.com.
 
 
                               FLIGHT STATISTICS
 
                         SkyWest Airlines March Traffic
 
                                      2001          2000         % Change
 
     Passengers                      524,764       470,531         11.3
     Revenue Passenger Miles     123,855,203   106,991,058         15.7
     Available Seat Miles        210,397,530   189,820,860         10.8
     Load Factor                        58.9%         56.4%         2.5 pts
 
 
                             Calendar Year-To-Date
 
                                     2001          2000           % Change
 
     Passengers                    1,374,155     1,295,332          6.1
     Revenue Passenger Miles     324,993,186   290,411,457         11.9
     Available Seat Miles        594,419,190   547,597,440          8.5
     Load Factor                        55.0%         53.0%         2.0 pts
 
 SOURCE  SkyWest Airlines, Inc.