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ST GEORGE, UT – SkyWest, Inc today reported 183,039 block hours in July 2015, compared to 204,175 block hours in July 2014, a decrease of 21,136, or 10.4%.

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ST GEORGE, UT – SkyWest, Inc today reported 183,039 block hours in July 2015, compared to 204,175 block hours in July 2014, a decrease of 21,136, or 10.4%. The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest’s fleet optimization plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new dual-class aircraft to its fleet and reducing unprofitable aircraft.

The year-over-year net change included approximately 10,400 additional block hours from its additional 76-seat E175 aircraft and 30,000 fewer block hours from the reduction in the 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft operating fleet.

In July 2015, SkyWest’s dual class aircraft (CRJ700s, CRJ900s and E175s) represented approximately 38% of SkyWest’s total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 30% for the month of July 2014.

SkyWest reported 1,231,186 block hours year-to-date through July 2015, compared to 1,330,058 block hours through July 2014, a decrease of 98,872, or 7.4%. This net change included approximately 56,700 additional block hours from SkyWest’s 76-seat E175 aircraft and 150,275 fewer block hours from the reduction in the 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft in its operating fleet.

SkyWest had 109,016 departures in July 2015 compared to 123,244 in July 2014, a decrease of 14,228, or 11.5%. SkyWest generated 3.21 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for July 2015, compared to 3.48 billion ASMs for July 2014, or a 7.7% decrease. Additional flight statistics for July, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. JULY FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:
Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
By Fleet: July 2015 July 2014 % Change July 2015 July 2014 % Change
CRJ200 58,475 64,971 (10.0) 395,759 424,732 (6.8)
CRJ700 39,143 40,646 (3.7) 259,477 268,722 (3.4)
CRJ900 18,537 18,491 0.3 122,421 118,494 3.3
ERJ135/145 54,570 70,364 (22.4) 381,558 455,258 (16.2)
E175 12,314 1,927 NM 59,647 2,926 NM
EMB-120 – 7,776 (100.0) 12,324 59,926 (79.4)
Total Block Hours 183,039 204,175 (10.4) 1,231,186 1,330,058 (7.4)

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
By Airline: July 2015 July 2014 % Change July 2015 July 2014 % Change
SkyWest Airlines 95,781 95,299 0.5 621,448 613,480 1.3
ExpressJet Airlines 87,258 108,876 (19.9) 609,738 716,578 (14.9)
Total Block Hours 183,039 204,175 (10.4) 1,231,186 1,330,058 ( 7.4)

Other Flight Statistics:
Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
July 2015 July 2014 % Change July 2015 July 2014 % Change
Departures 109,016 123,244 (11.5) 727,701 797,590 ( 8.8 )
Available Seat Miles 3,210,506,489 3,477,776,576 ( 7.7 ) 21,079,204,233 22,207,545,241 ( 5.1 )
Revenue Passenger Miles 2,733,451,136 2,933,835,464 ( 6.8 ) 17,419,704,619 18,375,051,741 ( 5.2 )
Passengers 5,182,756 5,490,622 ( 5.6 ) 33,039,049 34,482,759 ( 4.2 )
Load Factor 85.1 84.4 0.7 pts 82.6 82.7 (0.1) pts

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