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February traffic announced for SkyWest and ASA

8th March 2009 - 16:46 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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SkyWest, Inc. has released the combined February 2009 traffic figures for its SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) subsidiaries.

The company reported a 9.2% decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for February, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased by 9.0% compared to the same period last year.  The combined airlines generated 1.20 billion RPMs for the month (1.33 billion in February 2008), while ASMs decreased to 1.61 billion from 1.77 billion.

The load factor was down 0.1 percentage points to 74.9% compared to 75.0% for the same period last year.  Passenger boardings for February totalled 2,392,329, a 6.1% decrease from February 2008's figure of 2,547,180.

SkyWest Airlines operates services as United Express, Delta Connection and Midwest Connect under contractual agreements, while ASA operates as a Delta Connection carrier only.

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