SKYWEST AIRLINES REPORTS RECORD ENPLANEMENTS
SKYWEST AIRLINES REPORTS RECORD ENPLANEMENTS ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Delta
Connection reported record enplanements for the month of June 1992. The airline boarded 131,353 passengers during the month, a 22 percent increase over the same month last year and nearly 9,000 more than the previous record set last August. The airline also broke a single-day enplanement record June 19 with 5,342 passengers boarded.
The airline continued its 11-month growth pattern with a load factor of 45 percent, an increase of 4.2 percentage points over the prior year. Revenue passenger mile (RPM) growth also continued to outpace available seat mile (ASM) growth. RPMs grew 24.3 percent to 25 million, while ASMs grew only 12.8 percent to 55.6 million. SkyWest attributes the performance to fleet changes in key markets. The airline is replacing 19-seat aircraft with 30-seat, cabin-class aircraft, according to SkyWest Senior Vice President Marketing Ron Reber. "The performance reflects strategic placement of 30-passenger aircraft in markets where prudently managed discount capacity and cabin-class service is luring passengers from their cars and our competitors." SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ: SKYW) operates as a Delta Connection under a marketing agreement with Delta Airlines. The regional airline serves 42 cities in the western United States. Operating 50 aircraft, the airline completes over 510 flights daily. FLIGHT STATISTICS SkyWest Airlines June Traffic 1992 1991 Pct Change Passengers 131,353 107,665 22.0 Revenue passenger miles 25,040,920 20,150,535 24.3 Available seat miles 55,631,888 49,324,602 12.8 Load factor 45.0 pct 40.9 pct 4.2 e?ar-To-Date 1992 1991 Pct Change Passengers 698,362 593,868 17.6 Revenue passenger miles 132,891,511 112,737,317 17.9 Available seat miles 317,631,625 283,562,599 12.0 Load factor 41.8 pct 39.8 pct 2.1 -0- 7/15/92 /CONTACT: Annette Mecham Mikat of SkyWest-Delta Connection, 801-634-3515/ (SKYW) CO: SkyWest Delta Connection ST: Utah IN: AIR SU: ::END CH-AL -- SD004 -- 9480 07/15/92 10:58 EDT
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