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SkyWest, Inc. reports combined December 2016 traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

SkyWest, Inc. today reported 156,788 block hours in December 2016, compared to 166,536 block hours in December 2015, a decrease of 9,748 or 5.9%.

SkyWest, Inc. today reported 156,788 block hours in December 2016, compared to 166,536 block hours in December 2015, a decrease of 9,748 or 5.9%. 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 10,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 20,400 block hours from its other aircraft types.


In December 2016, SkyWest’s dual class aircraft represented approximately 45% of SkyWest’s total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 42% for the month of December 2015.

SkyWest reported 1,938,492 block hours for the 2016 year, compared to 2,074,804 block hours for the 2015 year, a decrease of 136,312, or 6.6%. This net change was primarily driven by approximately 93,300 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 229,600 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 89,553 departures in December 2016 compared to 96,315 in December 2015, or a 7.0% decrease. SkyWest generated 2.71 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for December 2016, compared to 2.90 billion ASMs for December 2015, or a 6.4% decrease. Additional flight statistics for December, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. DECEMBER FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:
Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD

By Fleet: December 2016 December 2015 % Change December 2016 December 2015 % Change

E175 24,884 14,217 75.0 219,421 126,108 74.0
CRJ900 17,122 18,138 (5.6) 205,233 207,628 (1.2)
CRJ700 28,416 37,491 (24.2) 403,144 446,736 (9.8)
Dual class fleet 70,422 69,846 0.8 827,798 780,472 6.1

CRJ200 48,111 51,540 (6.7) 619,840 659,358 (6.0)
ERJ135/145 38,255 45,150 (15.3) 490,854 622,650 (21.2)
EMB-120 – – – – 12,324 (100.0)
Single class fleet 86,366 96,690 (10.7) 1,110,694 1,294,332 (14.2)

Total Block Hours 156,788 166,536 (5.9) 1,938,492 2,074,804 (6.6)

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

SkyWest Airlines 91,918 91,070 0.9 1,105,031 1,074,809 2.8

ExpressJet Airlines 64,870 75,466 (14.0) 833,461 999,995 (16.7)

Total Block Hours 156,788 166,536 (5.9) 1,938,492 2,074,804 (6.6)

Other Flight Statistics:

Month Month Month YTD YTD YTD
December 2016 December 2015 % Change December 2016 December 2015 % Change

Departures 89,553 96,315 (7.0) 1,153,480 1,226,897 (6.0)
Available Seat Miles 2,712,434,814 2,899,201,124 (6.4) 34,108,350,109 35,902,503,098 (5.0)
Revenue Passenger Miles 2,231,816,454 2,382,595,687 (6.3) 28,015,298,158 29,671,910,545 (5.6)
Passengers 4,229,554 4,450,219 (5.0) 53,539,438 56,228,593 (4.8)
Load Factor 82.3 82.2 0.1 pts 82.1 82.6 (0.5) pts