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SKYWEST AIRLINES CONTINUES STRONG GROWTH IN OCTOBER

 ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Delta Connection reported continued strong results in October, with the load factor for the period increasing 4.9 percentage points from last year to 48.9 percent. Revenue passenger mile (RPM) growth again outpaced available seat mile (ASM) growth. While ASMs increased 5.1 percent to 61.2 million, RPMs increased 16.8 percent to 30.2 million. The airline reported 152,140 enplanements during the month.
 "It's gratifying to see traffic respond to our total quality improvement programs," said SkyWest senior vice president of Marketing and Customer Service Ron Reber. "We've been able to stimulate traffic by investing in cabin-class equipment, creative pricing programs, and a concerted effort to improve customer service. Our traffic and financial results reflect this investment."
 SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ: SKYW) operates as a Delta Connection carrier under a marketing agreement with Delta Air Lines. The regional airline serves 40 cities in the western United States. Operating 23 EMB-120 Brasilias and 28 Fairchild Metroliners, the airline completes over 510 flights daily.
 Flight Statistics
 SkyWest Airlines October Traffic
 1993 1992 Pct. Change
 Passengers 152,140 134,375 13.2
 Revenue Passenger Miles 30,169,307 25,828,475 16.8
 Available Seat Miles 61,715,001 58,742,436 5.1
 Load Factor 48.9 pct 44.0 pct 4.9
 Year-To-Date
 1993 1992 Pct. Change
 Passengers 1,343,986 1,238,587 8.5
 Revenue Passenger Miles 265,928,826 237,591,313 11.9
 Available Seat Miles 583,170,006 546,003,573 6.8
 Load Factor 45.6 pct 43.5 pct 2.1
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 /CONTACT: Annette Mikat, director of Public Affairs of SkyWest Airlines, 801-634-3560/
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