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

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported an 8.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for December, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.9 percent compared to December 2012. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for December increased 2.7 percent to 4,912,416 compared to 4,784,336 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.1 percent compared to 80.1 percent in December 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.6 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.1 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 3.4 percent in departures to 113,110 for December compared to 117,067 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, 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, 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 3,700 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 757 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

 

FLIGHT STATISTICS
SkyWest, Inc. December Traffic








2013

2012

% Change

Passengers


4,912,416

4,784,336

2.7

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,636,759,705

2,441,508,282

8.0

Available Seat Miles


3,134,993,581

3,046,921,124

2.9

Load Factor


84.1

80.1

      4.0 pts






Block Hours


193,057

190,796

1.2

Departures


113,110

117,067

(3.4)











Calendar Year-To-Date








2013

2012

% Change

Passengers


60,581,948

58,803,690

3.0

Revenue Passenger Miles


31,834,735,152

30,088,278,246

5.8

Available Seat Miles


39,207,910,330

37,278,554,475

5.2

Load Factor


81.2

80.7

      0.5 pts






Block Hours


2,380,118

2,297,014

3.6

Departures


1,453,601

1,435,512

1.3

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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