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

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 159,241 block hours in October 2016, compared to 170,916 block hours in October 2015, a decrease of 11,675 or 6.8%.  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 7,900 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 19,600 block hours from its other aircraft types.   

In October 2016, SkyWest's dual class aircraft represented approximately 43% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 40% for the month of October 2015.       

SkyWest reported 1,632,997 block hours for year-to-date October 2016, compared to 1,745,280 block hours year-to-date October 2015, a decrease of 112,283, or 6.4%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 74,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 186,000 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 95,551 departures in October 2016 compared to 101,640 in October 2015, a decrease of 6,089, or 6.0%.  SkyWest generated 2.83 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for October 2016, compared to 3.01 billion ASMs for October 2015, or a 5.8% decrease. Additional flight statistics for October, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.                                                                       

SKYWEST, INC. OCTOBER FLIGHT STATISTICS


Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

October 2016

October 2015

% Change

October 2016

October 2015

% Change

     E175

21,238

13,362

58.9

172,610

98,649

75.0

     CRJ900

16,941

16,635

1.8

172,131

172,581

(0.3)

     CRJ700

30,712

38,284

(19.8)

346,549

372,427

(6.9)

Dual class fleet

68,891

68,281

0.9

691,290

643,657

7.4








     CRJ200

49,667

52,842

(6.0)

526,188

557,381

(5.6)

     ERJ135/145

40,683

49,793

(18.3)

415,519

531,918

(21.9)

     EMB-120

-

-

-

-

12,324

(100.0)

         Single class fleet

90,350

102,635

(12.0)

941,707

1,101,623

(14.5)








Total Block Hours

159,241

170,916

(6.8)

1,632,997

1,745,280

(6.4)
















Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

October 2016

October 2015

% Change

October 2016

October 2015

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

91,582

91,174

0.4

927,027

894,915

3.6

     ExpressJet Airlines

67,659

79,742

(15.2)

705,970

850,365

(17.0)








Total Block Hours

159,241

170,916

(6.8)

1,632,997

1,745,280

(6.4)















Other Flight Statistics:








     Month

      Month

Month

    YTD

   YTD

YTD


    October 2016

      October 2015

% Change

    October 2016

   October 2015

% Change

Departures

95,551

101,640

(6.0)

975,442

1,035,070

(5.8)

Available Seat Miles

2,834,832,761

3,010,720,357

(5.8)

28,745,353,496

30,145,135,290

(4.6)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,364,325,831

2,511,840,674

(5.9)

23,584,521,684

24,951,786,632

(5.5)

Passengers

4,519,807

4,770,200

(5.2)

45,132,461

47,383,848

(4.8)

Load Factor

83.4

83.4

-

82.0

82.8

(0.8) pts

About SkyWest

SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with approximately 3,100 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 across the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its more than 19,000 employees.

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