SkyWest Performance

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

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SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) today reported 138,900 block hours in September 2018, compared to 145,200 block hours in September 2017, a decrease of 6,300 or 4.4%.  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 6,900 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft (includes the E175 aircraft and the E175 SC aircraft) and a decrease of approximately 13,200 block hours from its other aircraft types.   

In September 2018, SkyWest's E175 aircraft represented approximately 27% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 21% for the month of September 2017.       

SkyWest reported 1,323,600 block hours for year-to-date September 2018, compared to 1,389,700 block hours year-to-date September 2017, a decrease of 66,100, or 4.8%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 60,600 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 126,700 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 81,500 departures in September 2018 compared to 87,200 in September 2017, a decrease of 5,700, or 6.6%.  Additional flight statistics for September are included in the accompanying table.                                                                      

SKYWEST, INC. SEPTEMBER FLIGHT STATISTICS

 

Block Hour Summary:

           
 

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

September

2018

September

2017

%   Change

September

2018

September

2017

%  Change

     E175

38,056

31,198

22.0

329,669

269,048

22.5

     CRJ900

8,384

15,270

(45.1)

91,275

149,865

(39.1)

     CRJ700

28,329

31,486

(10.0)

281,384

282,896

(0.5)

         Dual class fleet

74,769

77,954

(4.1)

702,328

701,809

0.1

             

     CRJ200

41,625

42,114

(1.2)

412,635

407,649

1.2

     ERJ135/145

22,462

25,166

(10.7)

208,603

280,226

(25.6)

         Single class fleet

64,087

67,280

(4.7)

621,238

687,875

(9.7)

             

Total Block Hours

138,856

145,234

(4.4)

1,323,566

1,389,684

(4.8)

             
             
 

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

September

2018

September

2017

%   Change

September

2018

September

2017

%  Change

     SkyWest Airlines

109,642

103,524

5.9

1,028,492

908,364

13.2

     ExpressJet Airlines

29,214

41,710

(30.0)

295,074

481,320

(38.7)

             

Total Block Hours

138,856

145,234

(4.4)

1,323,566

1,389,684

(4.8)

             
             

Other Flight Statistics:

         
 

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

 

September

2018

September

2017

%   Change

September

2018

September

2017

%  Change

Departures

81,458

87,188

(6.6)

765,070

826,109

(7.4)

Passengers

3,883,537

4,124,412

(5.8)

36,472,231

38,861,025

(6.1)

Load Factor

79.6

79.5

  0.1 pts

80.5

80.2

 0.3 pts



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