SkyWest Reports Combined May 2013 Traffic For SkyWest Airlines And ExpressJet Airlines; May Traffic Up 10.0%; Passenger Boardings Up 7%
SkyWest (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported that passenger boardings for May increased 7.0 percent to 5,313,315 compared to 4,966,818 for the same period last year. SkyWest also reported a 10.0 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 10.0 percent compared to May 2012. The combined airlines generated 2.7 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 3.3 billion. Load factor was 82.4 percent for both May 2013 and May 2012. SkyWest also reported an increase of 5.5 percent in departures to 125,579 for May compared to 119,081 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, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines") also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ("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 4,100 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 758 regional aircraft. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.
FLIGHT STATISTICS SkyWest, Inc. May Traffic
2013 2012 % Change Passengers 5,313,315 4,966,818 7.0 Revenue Passenger Miles 2,788,015,910 2,535,147,572 10.0 Available Seat Miles 3,383,052,980 3,075,419,904 10.0 Load Factor 82.4 82.4 - pts
Block Hours 203,858 189,521 7.6 Departures 125,579 119,081 5.5
2013 2012 % Change Passengers 24,381,225 23,090,288 5.6 Revenue Passenger Miles 12,664,616,166 11,922,317,882 6.2 Available Seat Miles 15,847,909,921 15,106,445,427 4.9 Load Factor 79.9 78.9 1.0 pts
Block Hours 975,928 932,120 4.7 Departures 598,388 576,528 3.8
SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.
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