SkyWest reports 138,900 block hours in September 2018 traffic

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) has reported September 2018 block hours of 138,900, compared to 145,200 block hours in September 2017, a decrease of 6,300 or 4.4%, the company said.

The year-over-year net change was primarily driven by approximately 6,900 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft (includes the E175 aircraft and the E175 SC aircraft) and a decrease of approximately 13,200 block hours from its other aircraft types.

In September 2018, SkyWest´s E175 aircraft represented approximately 27% of SkyWest´s total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 21% for the month of September 2017.

SkyWest reported 1,323,600 block hours for year-to-date September 2018, compared to 1,389,700 block hours year-to-date September 2017, a decrease of 66,100, or 4.8%. This net change was primarily driven by approximately 60,600 additional block hours from its E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 126,700 block hours from its other aircraft types.

SkyWest had 81,500 departures in September 2018 compared to 87,200 in September 2017, a decrease of 5,700, or 6.6%.

SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company with more than 17,000 employees. SkyWest´s airline companies provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with nearly 3,000 daily flights carrying nearly 50 million passengers annually. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United, Delta and American.