SkyWest Traffic Jumps 11.6 Percent in February

SkyWest, Inc. reported a 11.6 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for February, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 9.1 percent compared to the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 1.34 billion RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 1.75 billion.  Load factor was up 1.7 percentage points to 76.6 percent compared to 74.9 percent for the same period last year.  Passenger boardings for February totaled 2,687,224 a 12.3 percent increase from February 2009.


SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, Utah, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (“ASA”), 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.  ASA operates as a Delta Connection carrier under a contractual agreement with Delta Air Lines.  ASA began service as a United Express carrier in February 2010 under a contractual agreement with United Airlines.  System-wide, SkyWest, Inc. serves a total of approximately 224 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with approximately 2,600 daily departures.