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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined July 2017 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 162,425 block hours in July 2017, compared to 169,513 block hours in July 2016, a decrease of 7,088 or 4.2%.  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 14,600 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 21,700 block hours from its other aircraft types.   

In July 2017, SkyWest's dual class aircraft represented approximately 52% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 43% for the month of July 2016.       

SkyWest reported 1,082,209 block hours for year-to-date July 2017, compared to 1,149,722 block hours year-to-date July 2016, a decrease of 67,513 or 5.9%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 91,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 158,500 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 97,545 departures in July 2017 compared to 101,935 in July 2016, a decrease of 4,390, or 4.3%.  Additional flight statistics for July are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. JULY FLIGHT STATISTICS


Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

     E175

33,637

19,032

76.7

203,616

112,644

80.8

     CRJ900

17,739

17,662

0.4

116,675

121,198

(3.7)

     CRJ700

33,590

35,873

(6.4)

217,082

251,705

(13.8)

         Dual class fleet

84,966

72,567

17.1

537,373

485,547

10.7








     CRJ200

47,130

52,261

(14.7)

317,880

372,290

(14.6)

     ERJ135/145

30,329

41,685

(27.2)

226,956

291,885

(22.2)

         Single class fleet

77,459

96,946

(20.1)

544,836

664,175

(18.0)








Total Block Hours

162,425

169,513

(4.2)

1,082,209

1,149,722

(5.9)
















Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

110,162

98,042

12.4

691,918

651,201

6.3

     ExpressJet Airlines

52,263

71,471

(26.9)

390,291

498,521

(21.7)








Total Block Hours

162,425

169,513

(4.2)

1,082,209

1,149,722

(5.9)















Other Flight Statistics:








     Month

   Month 

Month

    YTD

   YTD

YTD


July 2017

July 2016

% Change

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

Departures

97,545

101,935

(4.3)

641,733

684,864

(6.3)

Passengers

4,699,151

4,886,522

(3.8)

30,084,502

31,470,473

(4.4)

Load Factor

82.0

84.7

(2.7) pts

80.5

81.7

(1.2) 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 more than 3,000 daily flights carrying more than 50 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines ("United"), Delta Air Lines ("Delta"), American Airlines ("American") and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United, Delta and American. 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 18,000 employees. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at inc.skywest.com.

 

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