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

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SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ:  SKYW) yesterday reported 153,663 block hours in January 2017, compared to 162,407 block hours in January 2016, a decrease of 8,744 or 5.4%. 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 12,400 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 21,100 block hours from its other aircraft types. 

In January 2017, SkyWest's dual class aircraft represented approximately 47% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 42% for the month of January 2016. 

SkyWest had 87,467 departures in January 2017 compared to 94,605 in January 2016, a decrease of 7,138, or 7.5%. SkyWest generated 2.67 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for January 2017, compared to 2.83 billion ASMs for January 2016, or a 5.7% decrease. Additional flight statistics for January, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

 

SKYWEST, INC. JANUARY FLIGHT STATISTICS

       

Block Hour Summary:

     
 

Month

Month

Month

By Fleet:

January 2017

January 2016

% Change

E175

26,296

13,908

89.1

CRJ900

16,484

17,785

(7.3)

CRJ700

29,094

35,951

(19.1)

Dual class fleet

71,874

67,644

6.3

       

CRJ200

44,479

52,093

(14.6)

ERJ135/145

37,310

42,670

(12.6)

Single class fleet

81,789

94,763

(13.7)

       

Total Block Hours

153,663

162,407

(5.4)

       
       
 

Month

Month

Month

By Airline:

January 2017

January 2016

% Change

SkyWest Airlines

92,125

90,992

1.2

ExpressJet Airlines

61,538

71,415

(13.8)

Total Block Hours

153,663

162,407

(5.4)

       
       

Other Flight Statistics:

     
 

Month

Month

Month

 

January 2017

January 2016

% Change

Departures

87,467

94,605

(7.5)

Available Seat Miles

2,670,242,535

2,832,887,090

(5.7)

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,045,767,273

2,180,532,936

(6.2)

Passengers

3,858,623

4,060,201

(5.0)

Load Factor

76.6

77.0

(0.4) pts



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