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

March 8, 2013

ST. GEORGE, Utah, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) (“SkyWest”) today reported that passenger boardings for February increased 2.4 percent to 4,269,786 compared to 4,170,431 for the same period last year. SkyWest also reported a 1.8 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for February, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.3 percent compared to February 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.2 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs decreased to 2.8 billion. Load factor increased to 78.5 compared to 76.1 in February 2012. SkyWest also reported a decrease of 0.5 percent in departures to 106,928 for February compared to 107,469 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, Delta Connection and American Eagle carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. (“United”), Delta and American Airlines. 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, Delta Connection, and American Eagle carriers under contractual agreements with United and Delta. System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 3,800 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 749 regional aircraft. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

                               FLIGHT STATISTICS

                        SkyWest, Inc. February Traffic

                                                    2013          2012 % Change

    Passengers                                 4,269,786     4,170,431             2.4

    Revenue Passenger Miles                2,190,441,250 2,152,425,496             1.8

    Available Seat Miles                   2,790,937,169 2,826,910,893            -1.3

    Load Factor                                     78.5          76.1         2.4 pts

    Block Hours                                  174,935       175,604            -0.4

    Departures                                   106,928       107,469            -0.5

                      Calendar Year-To-Date

                                              2013          2012 % Change

    Passengers                           8,766,071     8,384,732             4.5

    Revenue Passenger
     Miles                           4,508,623,859 4,364,702,637             3.3

    Available Seat
     Miles                           5,826,684,660 5,803,743,589             0.4

    Load Factor                               77.4          75.2         2.2 pts

    Block Hours                            365,208       359,266             1.7

    Departures                             222,899       219,652             1.5

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

Source: PR Newswire