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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined October 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines

 SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined October 2012 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And
                             ExpressJet Airlines

PR Newswire

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 8, 2012

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW)
("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for October increased 7.6
percent to 5,143,540 compared to 4,782,142 for the same period last year.
SkyWest also reported a 4.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs)
for October, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.7 percent compared
to October 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.6 billion RPMs for the
month, while ASMs increased to 3.2 billion. Load factor increased to 82.1
compared to 80.6 in October 2011. SkyWest also reported an increase of 5.8
percent in departures to 122,693 for October compared to 115,990 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 and Delta Connection
carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United")
and Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta"). 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 and Delta Connection carriers
under contractual agreements with United and Delta. 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 739 regional
aircraft. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can
be accessed at www.skywest.com



FLIGHT STATISTICS
SkyWest, Inc. October Traffic
                         2012          2011          % Change
Passengers               5,143,540     4,782,142     7.6
Revenue Passenger Miles  2,603,387,347 2,489,883,260 4.6
Available Seat Miles     3,170,416,437 3,087,510,431 2.7
Load Factor              82.1          80.6          1.5 pts
Block Hours              194,106       185,368       4.7
Departures               122,693       115,990       5.8



Calendar Year-To-Date
                         2012           2011           % Change
Passengers               49,211,731     46,833,562     5.1
Revenue Passenger Miles  25,200,496,335 24,369,759,107 3.4
Available Seat Miles     31,213,311,132 30,728,287,046 1.6
Load Factor              80.7           79.3            1.4 pts
Block Hours              1,922,307      1,884,840      2.0
Departures               1,202,575      1,167,086      3.0

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

Website: http://www.skywest.com
Contact: Investor Relations, St. George, UT 84790, +1-435-634-3203, Fax,
+1-435-634-3205