SkyWest reports increases in April over last year

SkyWest jet, location and date unknown | Photo courtesy of SkyWest Airlines

ST. GEORGE –  /PRNewswire/  SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) reported a 4.1 percent increase in revenue passenger miles for April, while available seat miles increased 0.7 percent compared to April 2011. Passenger boardings for April increased 4.7 percent to 4,757,224 compared to 4,543,391 for the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 2.45 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.03 billion. Load factor was 80.9 percent compared to 78.2 percent, up 2.7 percentage points compared to April 2011.  SkyWest also reported an increase in departures to 116,307 for April compared to 115,507 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 and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta, Georgia.  SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines, Inc. 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 3,900 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 727 regional aircraft.  This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com                                                    

FLIGHT STATISTICS
SkyWest, Inc. April Traffic
2012 2011 % Change
Passengers 4,757,224 4,543,391 4.7
Revenue Passenger Miles 2,448,257,600 2,350,861,221 4.1
Available Seat Miles 3,027,543,138 3,007,961,328 0.7
Load Factor 80.9 78.2 2.7 pts
Block Hours 186,178 186,673 (0.3)
Departures 116,307 115,507 0.7

 

                                     

Calendar Year-To-Date
2012 2011 % Change
Passengers 18,123,470 17,100,451 6.0
Revenue Passenger Miles 9,387,170,310 8,799,017,142 6.7
Available Seat Miles 12,031,025,523 11,614,964,888 3.6
Load Factor 78.0 75.8 2.2 pts
Block Hours 742,599 726,582 2.2
Departures 457,447 447,882 2.1

 

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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