ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SkyWest, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SKYW) reported a 10.9 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for April, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 8.5 percent compared to the same period last year. The combined airlines generated 1.53 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.92 billion. Load factor was up 1.7 percentage points to 79.5 percent compared to 77.8 percent for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for April totaled 3,097,439 a 12.7 percent increase from April 2009.
SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines"), based in St. George, Utah, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. ("Atlantic Southeast"), based in Atlanta, Georgia are wholly owned subsidiaries of SkyWest, Inc. SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. SkyWest Airlines also operates flights for AirTran Airways under a marketing agreement. Atlantic Southeast operates as Delta Connection and United Express carriers under contractual agreements with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. System-wide, SkyWest, Inc. serves a total of approximately 226 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with approximately 2,600 daily departures. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest, Inc. can be accessed at www.skywest.com.
FLIGHT STATISTICS SkyWest, Inc. April Traffic 2010 2009 % Change Passengers 3,097,439 2,747,962 12.7 Revenue Passenger Miles 1,526,813,646 1,377,057,518 10.9 Available Seat Miles 1,920,816,496 1,770,588,176 8.5 Load Factor 79.5% 77.8% 1.7 pts Block Hours 114,959 110,092 4.4 Departures 76,495 70,898 7.9 Calendar Year-To-Date 2010 2009 % Change Passengers 11,815,167 10,381,871 13.8 Revenue Passenger Miles 5,874,974,658 5,226,584,642 12.4 Available Seat Miles 7,561,786,982 6,905,310,954 9.5 Load Factor 77.7% 75.7% 2.0 pts Block Hours 459,112 434,889 5.6 Departures 298,735 276,778 7.9 SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.
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