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

PRNewswire 9-Nov-2018 8:00 AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ:SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 146,200 block hours in October 2018, compared to 154,500 block hours in October 2017, a decrease of 8,300 or 5.4%.  The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet.  

The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 8,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft (includes the E175 aircraft and the E175 SC aircraft) and a decrease of approximately 17,000 block hours from its other aircraft types.   

In October 2018, SkyWest's E175 aircraft represented approximately 28% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 21% for the month of October 2017.       

SkyWest reported 1,470,000 block hours for year-to-date October 2018, compared to 1,544,000 block hours year-to-date October 2017, a decrease of 74,000, or 4.8%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 69,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 143,000 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 85,200 departures in October 2018 compared to 91,900 in October 2017, a decrease of 6,700, or 7.3%.  Additional flight statistics for October are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. OCTOBER FLIGHT STATISTICS


Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

October 2018

October 2017

%   Change

October 2018

October 2017

%  Change

     E175

41,564

32,822

26.6

371,233

301,869

23.0

     CRJ900

9,104

15,233

(40.2)

100,379

165,098

(39.2)

     CRJ700

29,342

33,580

(12.6)

310,726

316,475

(1.8)

          Dual class fleet

80,010

81,635

(2.0)

782,338

783,442

(0.1)








     CRJ200

44,266

45,889

(3.5)

456,901

453,538

0.7

     ERJ135/145

21,883

26,955

(18.8)

230,486

307,182

(25.0)

         Single class fleet

66,149

72,844

(9.2)

687,387

760,720

(9.6)








Total Block Hours

146,159

154,479

(5.4)

1,469,725

1,544,162

(4.8)
















Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

October 2018

October 2017

%   Change

October 2018

October 2017

%  Change

     SkyWest Airlines

117,503

111,149

5.7

1,145,995

1,019,512

12.4

     ExpressJet Airlines

28,656

43,330

(33.9)

323,730

524,650

(38.3)








Total Block Hours

146,159

154,479

(5.4)

1,469,725

1,544,162

(4.8)















Other Flight Statistics:







Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD


October 2018

October 2017

%   Change

October 2018

October 2017

%  Change

Departures

85,190

91,856

(7.3)

850,260

917,965

(7.4)

Passengers

4,176,468

4,502,883

(7.2)

40,648,699

43,363,908

(6.3)

Load Factor

80.2

82.5

  (2.3) pts

80.5

80.5

 0.0 pts

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 nearly 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.

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