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SkyWest reports combined traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

SkyWest reports combined traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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

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