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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined July 2016 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 169,513 block hours in July 2016, compared to 183,039 block hours in July 2015, a decrease of 13,526 or 7.4%.  The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new E175 aircraft, while reducing its 50-seat jets.  

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The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 6,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 20,200 block hours from its other aircraft types.   

In July 2016, SkyWest's dual class aircraft represented approximately 43% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 38% for the month of July 2015.       

SkyWest reported 1,149,722 block hours for year-to-date July 2016, compared to 1,231,186 block hours year-to-date July 2015, a decrease of 81,464, or 6.6%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 53,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 134,500 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 101,935 departures in July 2016 compared to 109,016 in July 2015, a decrease of 7,081, or 6.5%.  SkyWest generated 2.99 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for July 2016, compared to 3.21 billion ASMs for July 2015, or a 6.9% decrease. Additional flight statistics for July, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. JULY FLIGHT STATISTICS



Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

July 2016

July 2015

% Change

July 2016

July 2015

% Change

     E175

19,032

12,314

54.6

112,644

59,647

88.9

     CRJ900

17,662

18,537

(4.7)

121,198

122,421

(1.0)

     CRJ700

35,873

39,143

(8.4)

251,705

259,477

(3.0)

          Dual class fleet

72,567

69,994

3.7

485,547

441,545

10.0








     CRJ200

55,261

58,475

(5.5)

372,290

395,759

(5.9)

     ERJ135/145

41,685

54,570

(23.6)

291,885

381,558

(23.5)

     EMB-120

-

-

-

-

12,324

(100.0)

         Single class fleet

96,946

113,045

(14.2)

664,175

789,641

(15.9)








Total Block Hours

169,513

183,039

(7.4)

1,149,722

1,231,186

(6.6)
















Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

July 2016

July 2015

% Change

July 2016

July 2015

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

98,042

95,781

2.4

651,201

621,448

4.8

     ExpressJet Airlines

71,471

87,258

(18.1)

498,521

609,738

(18.2)








Total Block Hours

169,513

183,039

(7.4)

1,149,722

1,231,186

(6.6)















Other Flight Statistics:








     Month

      Month

Month

    YTD

   YTD

YTD


    July 2016

      July 2015

% Change

    July 2016

    July 2015

% Change

Departures

101,935

109,016

(6.5)

684,864

727,701

(5.9)

Available Seat Miles

2,988,902,626

3,210,506,489

(6.9)

20,210,019,185

21,079,204,233

(4.1)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,532,718,823

2,733,451,136

(7.3)

16,504,066,508

17,419,704,619

(5.3)

Passengers

4,886,522

5,182,756

(5.7)

31,470,473

33,039,049

(4.7)

Load Factor

84.7

85.1

(0.4) pts

81.7

82.6

(0.9) pts

 

About SkyWest

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 throughout North America with more than 3,000 scheduled daily flights carrying nearly 57 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Based in St. George, Utah, 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 inc.skywest.com.

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