SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined March 2013 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines
ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) (“SkyWest”) today reported that passenger boardings for March increased 5.7 percent to 5,267,103 compared to 4,981,514 for the same period last year. SkyWest also reported a 6.3 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for March, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.2 percent compared to March 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.7 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.3 billion. Load factor increased to 81.2 percent compared to 80.5 percent in March 2012. SkyWest also reported an increase of 4.8 percent in departures to 127,353 for March compared to 121,488 for the same period last year.
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 Airlines, Inc. (“Delta”) and American Airlines, Inc. (“American”). 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, 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 750 regional aircraft. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.
FLIGHT STATISTICS SkyWest, Inc. March Traffic 2013 2012 % Change Passengers 5,267,103 4,981,514 5.7 Revenue Passenger Miles 2,736,011,215 2,574,210,073 6.3 Available Seat Miles 3,367,624,530 3,199,738,796 5.2 Load Factor 81.2 80.5 0.7 pts Block Hours 206,783 197,155 4.9 Departures 127,353 121,488 4.8
Calendar Year-To-Date 2013 2012 % Change Passengers 14,033,174 13,366,246 5.0 Revenue Passenger Miles 7,244,635,074 6,938,912,710 4.4 Available Seat Miles 9,194,309,190 9,003,482,385 2.1 Load Factor 78.8 77.1 1.7 pts Block Hours 571,991 556,421 2.8 Departures 350,252 341,140 2.7
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