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SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines combined traffic down in November

SkyWest, Inc. today reported 148,707 block hours in November 2016, compared to 162,989 block hours in November 2015, a decrease of 14,282 or 8.8%.

SkyWest, Inc. today reported 148,707 block hours in November 2016, compared to 162,989 block hours in November 2015, a decrease of 14,282 or 8.8%. 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 8,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 23,000 block hours from its other aircraft types.


In November 2016, SkyWest’s dual class aircraft represented approximately 44% of SkyWest’s total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 41% for the month of November 2015.

SkyWest reported 1,781,704 block hours for year-to-date November 2016, compared to 1,908,268 block hours year-to-date November 2015, a decrease of 126,564, or 6.6%. This net change was primarily driven by approximately 82,600 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 209,200 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 88,485 departures in November 2016 compared to 95,512 in November 2015, a decrease of 7,027, or 7.4%. SkyWest generated 2.65 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for November 2016, compared to 2.86 billion ASMs for November 2015, or a 7.3% decrease. Additional flight statistics for November, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. NOVEMBER FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD

By Fleet: November 2016 November 2015 % Change

November 2016 November 2015 % Change

E175 21,927 13,242 65.6 194,536 111,891 73.9
CRJ900 15,980 16,909 (5.5) 188,110 189,490 (0.7)
CRJ700 28,179 36,818 (23.5) 374,729 409,245 (8.4)
Dual class fleet 66,086 66,969 (1.3) 757,375 710,626 6.6

CRJ200 45,542 50,437 (9.7) 571,730 607,818 (5.9)
ERJ135/145 37,079 45,583 (18.7) 452,599 577,500 (21.6)
EMB-120 – – – – 12,324 (100.0)
Single class fleet 82,621 96,020 (14.0) 1,024,329 1,197,642 (14.5)

Total Block Hours 148,707 162,989 (8.8) 1,781,704 1,908,268 (6.6)

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
By Airline: November 2016 November 2015 % Change November 2016 November 2015 % Change

SkyWest Airlines 86,086 88,825 (3.1) 1,013,113 983,740 3.0
ExpressJet Airlines 62,621 74,164 (15.6) 768,591 924,528 (16.9)

Total Block Hours 148,707 162,989 (8.8) 1,781,704 1,908,268 (6.6)

Other Flight Statistics:
Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
November 2016 November 2015 % Change November 2016 November 2015 % Change

Departures 88,485 95,512 (7.4) 1,063,927 1,130,582 (5.9)
Available Seat Miles 2,650,561,799 2,858,166,684 (7.3) 31,395,915,295 33,003,301,974 (4.9)
Revenue Passenger Miles 2,198,960,020 2,337,528,226 (5.9) 25,783,481,704 27,289,314,858 (5.5)
Passengers 4,177,423 4,394,526 (4.9) 49,309,884 51,778,374 (4.8)
Load Factor 83.0 81.8 1.2 pts 82.1 82.7 (0.6) pts