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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined March 2014 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 2.1 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for March, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 0.5 percent compared to March 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for March decreased 1.2 percent to 5,206,379 compared to 5,267,103 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 83.3 percent compared to 81.2 percent in March 2013. The combined airlines generated 2.7 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 3.3 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 5.7 percent in departures to 120,122 for March compared to 127,353 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 3,900 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 758 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

                                  FLIGHT STATISTICS
                              SkyWest, Inc. March Traffic


2014

2013

% Change

Passengers            

5,206,379

5,267,103

(1.2)

Revenue Passenger Miles 

2,793,818,773

2,736,011,215

2.1

Available Seat Miles        

3,352,190,677

3,367,624,530

(0.5)

Load Factor          

83.3

81.2

            2.1 pts





Block Hours      

201,033

206,783

(2.8)

Departures       

120,122

127,353

(5.7)

 

                              Calendar Year-To-Date



2014

2013

          % Change

Passengers          

13,633,415

14,033,174

(2.8)

Revenue Passenger Miles 

7,275,600,069

7,244,635,074

0.4

Available Seat Miles 

8,992,949,302

9,194,309,190

(2.2)

Load Factor          

80.9

78.8

      2.1 pts





Block Hours 

546,813

571,991

(4.4)

Departures 

325,324

350,252

(7.1)

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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