SkyWest Airlines Reports December

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. reported a 29.0 percent increase in revenue
passenger miles (RPMs) for December, while available seat miles (ASMs)
increased 30.5 percent compared to the same period last year. The airline
generated 400.6 million RPMs for the month, while ASMs increased to 550.1
million. Load factor decreased 0.8 percentage points to 72.8 percent
compared to 73.6 percent for the same period last year. Passenger
boardings for December totaled 1,012,382, a 26.5 percent increase over
December 2002.

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. is the nation`s largest independently owned
regional carrier and carried 8.23 million passengers in 2002. SkyWest
operates as United Express, Delta Connection and Continental Connection
carriers under marketing agreements with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
and Continental Airlines respectively. System-wide, SkyWest has
approximately 5,800 employees and serves a total of 104 cities in 27
states and three Canadian provinces with more than 1,200 daily departures.

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