SkyWest, Inc. Reports April 2019 Traffic

SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) yesterday reported SkyWest Airlines operating statistics for the month of April 2019.

SkyWest Airlines reported 118,963 block hours in April 2019, an increase of 6.2% from April 2018. SkyWest Airlines’ higher production was primarily due to the new E175 and CRJ900 aircraft added to SkyWest Airlines’ fleet since April 2018.

Additional flight statistics for April are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST AIRLINES APRIL FLIGHT STATISTICS

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

Block Hour Summary

April 2019

April 2018

%  Change

April 2019

April 2018

%  Change

By aircraft type:

 E175s

42,564

35,007

21.6

169,313

134,599

25.8

 CRJ900s

10,625

9,256

14.8

41,590

37,252

11.6

 CRJ700s

24,788

21,742

14.0

96,556

88,089

9.6

  Dual-class fleet

77,977

66,005

18.1

307,459

259,940

18.3

  CRJ200s

40,986

46,054

(11.0)

160,893

181,062

(11.1)

SkyWest Airlines total

118,963

112,059

6.2

468,352

441,002

6.2

Other Flight Statistics

Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

SkyWest Airlines:

April 2019

April 2018

%  Change

April 2019

April 2018

%  Change

 Departures

69,235

64,423

7.5

262,710

249,901

5.1

 Passengers

3,585,397

3,222,175

11.3

13,200,343

12,281,648

7.5

 Load Factor

81.9

80.8

 1.1 pts

79.5

79.3

 0.2 pts

On January 22, 2019, SkyWest completed the sale of ExpressJet Airlines to a third party. Flight statistics are SkyWest Airlines only and exclude ExpressJet in both periods presented because of lack of comparability.