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

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

PR Newswire

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 7, 2013

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW)
("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for December increased 5.1
percent to 4,784,336 compared to 4,552,494 for the same period last year.
SkyWest also reported a 1.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs)
for December, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 0.5 percent compared
to December 2011. The combined airlines generated 2.4 billion RPMs for the
month, while ASMs increased to 3.0 billion. Load factor increased to 80.1
compared to 78.5 in December 2011. SkyWest also reported an increase of 2.2
percent in departures to 117,067 for December compared to 114,513 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 Air Lines, 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 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 3,800 daily departures and
a fleet of approximately 744 regional aircraft. This press release and
additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com

FLIGHT STATISTICS
SkyWest, Inc. December Traffic


                         2012          2011          % Change
Passengers               4,784,336     4,552,494     5.1
Revenue Passenger Miles  2,441,508,282 2,404,226,526 1.6
Available Seat Miles     3,046,921,124 3,062,891,993 -0.5
Load Factor              80.1          78.5          1.6 pts
Block Hours              190,796       188,383       1.3
Departures               117,067       114,513       2.2



Calendar Year-To-Date


                         2012           2011           % Change
Passengers               58,803,690     55,836,271     5.3
Revenue Passenger Miles  30,088,278,246 29,109,039,290 3.4
Available Seat Miles     37,278,554,475 36,698,858,901 1.6
Load Factor              80.7           79.3            1.4 pts
Block Hours              2,297,014      2,250,280      2.1
Departures               1,435,512      1,390,523      3.2

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

Website: http://www.skywest.com
Contact: Investor Relations, +1-435-634-3203, fax, +1-435-634-3205
 
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