Thursday, 12 April 2018

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

Earlier this week, SkyWest, Inc reported 153,600 block hours in March 2018, compared to 161,900 block hours in March 2017, a decrease of 8,300 or 5.1%.  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 6,500 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 14,800 block hours from its other aircraft types.   


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SkyWest reported 436,400 block hours for year-to-date March 2018, compared to 452,700 block hours year-to-date March 2017, a decrease of 16,300, or 3.6%.  This net change was primarily driven by approximately 19,700 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 36,000 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 87,700 departures in March 2018 compared to 96,000 in March 2017, a decrease of 8,300, or 8.6%.  Additional flight statistics for March are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. MARCH FLIGHT STATISTICS

Block Hour Summary:







Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD
By Fleet:
March 2018
March 2017
% Change
March 2018
March 2017
% Change
     E175
35,587
29,120
22.2
99,592
79,927
24.6
     CRJ900
11,839
17,621
(32.8)
33,943
48,844
(30.5)
     CRJ700
33,202
32,219
3.1
94,872
88,017
7.8
        Dual class fleet
80,628
78,960
2.1
228,407
216,788
5.4







     CRJ200
47,394
49,063
(3.4)
135,009
133,275
1.3
     ERJ135/145
25,618
33,861
(24.3)
72,951
102,620
(28.9)
        Single class fleet
73,012
82,924
(12.0)
207,960
235,895
(11.8)







Total Block Hours
153,640
161,884
(5.1)
436,367
452,683
(3.6)















Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD
By Airline:
March 2018
March 2017
% Change
March 2018
March 2017
% Change
     SkyWest Airlines
116,394
101,621
14.5
328,944
277,835
18.4
     ExpressJet Airlines
37,246
60,263
(38.2)
107,423
174,848
(38.6)







Total Block Hours
153,640
161,884
(5.1)
436,367
452,683
(3.6)














Other Flight Statistics:






Month
Month
Month
YTD
YTD
YTD

March 2018
March 2017
% Change
March 2018
March 2017
% Change
Departures
87,746
96,010
(8.6)
248,127
263,862
(6.0)
Passengers
4,142,398
4,527,654
(8.5)
11,320,230
12,020,377
(5.8)
Load Factor
80.2
81.0
  (0.8) pts
77.4
78.6
(1.2) pts