SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined August Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Sep 09, 2010, 16:58 ET from SkyWest, Inc.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported an 8.3 percent increase in departures to 85,788 for August compared to 79,180 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for August increased 7.9 percent to 3,500,779 compared to 3,245,316 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported a 4.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for August, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.8 percent compared to August 2009.  The combined airlines generated 1.75 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 2.17 billion. Load factor was 80.6 percent compared to 81.5 percent, down 0.9 percentage points compared to August 2009.    

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines"), based in St. George, Utah, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. ("Atlantic Southeast"), based in Atlanta, Georgia are wholly-owned subsidiaries of SkyWest.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.  SkyWest Airlines also operates flights for AirTran Airways under a marketing agreement.  Atlantic Southeast operates as Delta Connection and United Express carriers under contractual agreements with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.  System-wide, SkyWest serves a total of approximately 225 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with approximately 2,800 daily departures.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. August Traffic



2010

2009

% Change

Passengers


3,500,779

3,245,316

7.9

Revenue Passenger Miles


1,748,653,000

1,671,822,207

4.6

Available Seat Miles


2,169,194,985

2,050,245,450

5.8

Load Factor


80.6%

81.5%

(0.9)pts

Block Hours


130,307

123,855

5.2

Departures


85,788

79,180

8.3




Calendar Year-To-Date



2010

2009

% Change

Passengers


25,505,054

23,166,590

10.1

Revenue Passenger Miles


12,682,455,721

11,742,785,437

8.0

Available Seat Miles


15,916,705,934

14,858,993,220

7.1

Load Factor


79.7%

79.0%

        0.7 pts

Block Hours


961,772

918,618

4.7

Departures


630,350

586,558

7.5




SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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