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

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 0.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.4 percent compared to July 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for July decreased 0.5 percent to 5,490,622 compared to 5,520,165 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.4 percent compared to 82.6 percent in July 2013. The combined airlines generated 2.9 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 3.5 billion. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 5.2 percent in departures to 123,244 for July compared to 130,020 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 4,000 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. July Traffic








2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


5,490,622

5,520,165

(0.5)

Revenue Passenger Miles


2,933,835,464

2,913,610,415

0.7

Available Seat Miles


3,477,776,576

3,525,748,709

(1.4)

Load Factor


84.4

82.6

1.8 pts






Block Hours


204,175

212,486

(3.9)

Departures


123,244

130,020

(5.2)


Calendar Year-To-Date








2014

2013

% Change

Passengers


34,482,759

35,342,615

(2.4)

Revenue Passenger Miles


18,375,051,741

18,433,151,471

(0.3)

Available Seat Miles


22,207,545,241

22,785,166,837

(2.5)

Load Factor


82.7

80.9

1.8 pts






Block Hours


1,330,058

1,394,188

(4.6)

Departures


797,590

854,758

(6.7)

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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