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May 08, 2012 at 18:00 PM EDT
SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined April 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") SkyWest reported a 4.1 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for April, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.7 percent compared to April 2011. Passenger boardings for April increased 4.7 percent to 4,757,224 compared to 4,543,391 for the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 2.45 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.03 billion. Load factor was 80.9 percent compared to 78.2 percent, up 2.7 percentage points compared to April 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 116,307 for April compared to 115,507 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 also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United") and Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta").  SkyWest Airlines also operates as US Airways Express under a contractual agreement with US Airways, Inc., and operates flights for Alaska Airlines under a contractual agreement.  ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,900 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 727 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com                                                    

FLIGHT STATISTICS

SkyWest, Inc. April Traffic




2012

2011

% Change

Passengers


4,757,224

4,543,391

4.7

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,448,257,600

2,350,861,221

4.1

Available Seat Miles


3,027,543,138

3,007,961,328

0.7

Load Factor


80.9

78.2

2.7 pts






Block Hours


186,178

186,673

(0.3)

Departures


116,307

115,507

0.7

 

                                                                                                                  

Calendar Year-To-Date




2012

2011

% Change

Passengers


18,123,470

17,100,451

6.0

Revenue Passenger Miles


9,387,170,310

8,799,017,142

6.7

Available Seat Miles


12,031,025,523

11,614,964,888

3.6

Load Factor


78.0

75.8

2.2 pts






Block Hours


742,599

726,582

2.2

Departures


457,447

447,882

2.1

                                                                                  

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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