Sunday, 11 March 2018

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

SkyWest, Inc. reported 135,000 block hours in February 2018, compared to 137,100 block hours in February 2017, a decrease of 2,100 or 1.6%.  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 6,000 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 8,100 block hours from its other aircraft types.

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In February 2018, SkyWest's dual class aircraft represented approximately 52% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 48% for the month of February 2017.       

SkyWest reported 282,700 block hours for year-to-date February 2018, compared to 290,800 block hours year-to-date February 2017, a decrease of 8,100, or 2.8%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 13,200 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 21,300 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 76,100 departures in February 2018 compared to 80,400 in February 2017, a decrease of 4,300, or 5.4%.  Additional flight statistics for February are included in the accompanying table.




SKYWEST, INC. FEBRUARY FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:







Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD
By Fleet:
February 2018
February 2017
% Change
February 2018
February 2017
% Change
     E175
30,495
24,511
24.4
64,005
50,807
26.0
     CRJ900
10,233
14,739
(30.6)
22,104
31,223
(29.2)
     CRJ700
29,336
26,704
9.9
61,671
55,798
10.5
Dual class fleet
70,064
65,954
6.2
147,780
137,828
7.2







     CRJ200
41,654
39,733
4.8
87,614
84,212
4.0
     ERJ135/145
23,257
31,449
(26.0)
47,333
68,759
(31.2)
         Single class fleet
64,911
71,182
(8.8)
134,947
152,971
(11.8)







Total Block Hours
134,975
137,136
(1.6)
282,727
290,799
(2.8)















Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD
By Airline:
February 2018
February 2017
% Change
February 2018
February 2017
% Change
     SkyWest Airlines
101,118
84,089
20.3
212,550
176,214
20.6
     ExpressJet Airlines
33,857
53,047
(36.2)
70,177
114,585
(38.8)







Total Block Hours
134,975
137,136
(1.6)
282,727
290,799
(2.8)














Other Flight Statistics:






Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD

February 2018
February 2017
% Change
February 2018
February 2017
% Change
Departures
76,058
80,385
(5.4)
160,381
167,852
(4.5)
Passengers
3,489,819
3,634,100
(4.0)
7,177,832
7,492,723
(4.2)
Load Factor
77.7
78.0
  (0.3) pts
75.9
77.3
(1.4) pts

Based in St. George, Utah, SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company with more than 17,000 employees. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with nearly 3,000 daily flights carrying more than 50 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines ("United"), Delta Air Lines ("Delta"), American Airlines ("American") and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United, Delta and American. 


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