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

Oct 11, 2010, 13:50 ET from SkyWest, Inc.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) ("SkyWest") reported an 11.0 percent increase in departures to 78,500 for September compared to 70,750 for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for September increased 12.2 percent to 3,175,783 compared to 2,829,617 for the same period last year.  SkyWest also reported an 11.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for September, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.5 percent compared to September 2009.  The combined airlines generated 1.57 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.99 billion. Load factor was 78.9 percent compared to 78.6 percent, up 0.3 percentage points compared to September 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. September Traffic

2010

2009

% Change

Passengers

3,175,783

2,829,617

12.2

Revenue Passenger Miles

1,572,811,495

1,417,547,959

11.0

Available Seat Miles

1,992,895,693

1,804,277,270

10.5

Load Factor

78.9%

78.6%

0.3 pts

Block Hours

119,154

108,865

9.5

Departures

78,500

70,750

11.0

Calendar Year-To-Date

2010

2009

% Change

Passengers

28,680,837

25,996,245

10.3

Revenue Passenger Miles

14,255,267,216

13,160,337,842

8.3

Available Seat Miles

17,909,594,127

16,663,270,490

7.5

Load Factor

79.6%

79.0%

0.6 pts

Block Hours

1,080,926

1,027,483

5.2

Departures

708,849

657,308

7.8

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.



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