Market Overview

SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined June 2015 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

Share:

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 176,695 block hours in June 2015, compared to 197,006 block hours in June 2014, a decrease of 20,311, or 10.3%.  The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan of adding new dual class aircraft to its fleet, while reducing its 50-seat and 30-seat aircraft.

The month-over-month net change included approximately 9,400 additional block hours from its additional 76-seat E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 27,600 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft operating fleet. 

In June 2015, SkyWest's dual class aircraft (CRJ700s, CRJ900s and E175s) represented approximately 37% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 29% for the month of June 2014.       

SkyWest reported 1,048,147 block hours for YTD June 2015, compared to 1,125,883 block hours for YTD June 2014, a decrease of 77,736, or 6.9%.  The YTD net change included approximately 46,300 additional block hours from SkyWest's 76-seat E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 120,200 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft in its operating fleet.  

SkyWest had 104,441 departures in June 2015 compared to 117,663 in June 2014, a decrease of 13,222, or 11.2%.  SkyWest generated 3.05 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for June 2015, compared to 3.32 billion ASMs for June 2014, or a 8.1% decrease.

SkyWest also reported 2.60 billion in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for June 2015, compared to 2.81 billion in RPMs for June 2014, or a 7.5% decrease. SkyWest carried 4,972,163 passengers in June 2015, compared to 5,253,163 passengers in June 2014, or a 5.3% decrease.  Load factor increased to 85.2 percent in June 2015 compared to 84.6 percent in June 2014.

SKYWEST, INC. JUNE FLIGHT STATISTICS








Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

June 2015

June 2014

% Change

June 2015

June 2014

% Change

    CRJ200

56,779

62,660

(9.4)

337,284

359,761

(6.2)

    CRJ700

37,133

39,709

(6.5)

220,334

228,076

(3.4)

    CRJ900

17,959

17,465

2.8

103,884

100,003

3.9

    ERJ135/145

54,556

68,548

(20.4)

326,988

384,894

(15.0)

    E175

10,268

881

NM

47,333

999

NM

    EMB-120

-

7,743

(100.0)

12,324

52,150

(76.4)

Total Block Hours

176,695

197,006

(10.3)

1,048,147

1,125,883

(6.9)









Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

June 2015

June 2014

% Change

June 2015

June 2014

% Change

   SkyWest Airlines

90,473

90,560

(0.1)

525,667

518,181

1.4

   ExpressJet Airlines

86,222

106,446

(19.0)

522,480

607,702

(14.0)

Total Block Hours

176,695

197,006

(10.3)

1,048,147

1,125,883

(6.9)















Other Flight Statistics:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD


June 2015

June 2014

% Change

June 2015

June 2014

% Change

Departures

104,441

117,663

(11.2)

618,685

674,346

(8.3)

Available Seat Miles

3,054,728,195

3,325,097,932

(8.1)

17,868,697,744

18,729,768,665

(4.6)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,603,422,534

2,814,407,863

(7.5)

14,686,253,483

15,441,216,277

(4.9)

Passengers

4,972,163

5,253,163

(5.3)

27,856,293

28,992,137

(3.9)

Load Factor

85.2

84.6

0.6 pts

82.2

82.4

(0.2) pts

About SkyWest

SkyWest, Inc. was named on Forbes 'America's Best Employers 2015' list and was Air Transport World's Regional Airline of the Year in 2014. SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with more than 3,500 scheduled daily flights. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. SkyWest continues to set the standard for excellence in the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its nearly 20,000 employees. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skywest-inc-reports-combined-june-2015-traffic-for-skywest-airlines-and-expressjet-airlines-300110828.html

SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!