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Combined March traffic for SkyWest and ASA released

SkyWest, Inc. has released the combined traffic figures for its two airline subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) during March 2010 and the first quarter of the year.

SkyWest reported a 16.8% increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 1,634,668,333 from 1,399,680,581 for March, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 11.9% to 2,017,662,946 from 1,802,889,960 compared to the same period last year.

The load factor was up 3.4 percentage points to 81.0% compared to 77.6% for the same period last year. Passenger boardings for March totalled 3,292,598, a 17.7% increase from March 2009’s 2,797,007.

For the first quarter (1Q10) RPMs generated stood at 4,348,176,333, 13.0% up on 1Q09’s figure of 3,849,527,124. ASMs were increased 9.9% to 5,640,970,486 from 5,134,722,778.

These figures led to a 2.1 pp load factor increase to 77.1% from 75.0% in 1Q09. The number of passengers carried in 1Q10 was 8,717,803, compared with 7,633,909 in 1Q09, a 14.2% increase.

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