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

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

PR Newswire

ST. GEORGE, Utah, 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.

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