SkyWest Inc, reports July 2011 traffic for airline subsidiary trio

SkyWest Inc, has announced July traffic figures for its three airline subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and ExpressJet Airlines.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 57.5% to 2,815,487,698 compared with 1,787,381,970 in July 2010. Available seat miles went up by a slightly smaller amount – 56.0% – to 3,377,116,891 from 2,165,477,813.

The load factor for the trio in July 2011 was 83.4%, up by just 0.9 percentage points from the 82.5% load factor of July 2010. The number of passengers carried totalled 5,306,265 compared with 3,581,599 in the same month last year, a 48.2% increase.

SkyWest Inc states that the substantial increases for each of the items are due primarily to the acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines on 12 November 2010.

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