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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined January 2018 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported approximately 147,800 block hours in January 2018, compared to approximately 153,700 block hours in January 2017, a decrease of 5,900 or 3.8%. 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.  The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 7,200 additional block hours from E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 13,100 block hours from other aircraft types.   

In January 2018, SkyWest's dual-class aircraft represented approximately 53% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 47% for the month of January 2017.       

SkyWest had approximately 84,300 departures in January 2018 compared to approximately 87,500 in January 2017, a decrease of 3,200, or 3.6%.  Additional flight statistics for January are included in the accompanying table.

About SkyWest
Based in St. George, Utah, SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company, with more than 17,000 employees. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with nearly 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. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at inc.skywest.com.

SKYWEST, INC. JANUARY FLIGHT STATISTICS


Block Hour Summary



Month

Month

Month

By Fleet:

January 2018

January 2017

% Change

     E175

33,509

26,296

27.4

     CRJ900

11,871

16,484

(28.0)

     CRJ700

32,336

29,094

11.1

Dual class fleet

77,716

71,874

8.1





     CRJ200

45,960

44,479

3.3

     ERJ135/145

24,076

37,310

(35.5)

         Single class fleet

70,036

81,789

(14.4)





Total Block Hours

147,752

153,663

(3.8)










Month

Month

Month

By Airline:

January 2018

January 2017

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

111,431

92,125

21.0

     ExpressJet Airlines

36,321

61,538

(41.0)





Total Block Hours

147,752

153,663

(3.8)









Other Flight Statistics:




Month

Month

Month


January 2018

January 2017

% Change

Departures

84,323

87,467

(3.6)

Passengers

3,688,013

3,858,623

(4.4)

Load Factor

74.3

76.6

(2.3)  pts

 

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