SkyWest Airlines reported September traffic was up 17.6 percent to 15.6 million revenue passenger miles over the 13.3 million miles flown in September 1987.

Available seat miles rose to 37.7 million, 13.9 percent over last September. Passenger enplanements were listed at 73,792, and September load factor was 41.4."For the seventh consecutive month, SkyWest's revenue passenger-mile growth has outdistanced available seat-mile growth substantiating our recent expansion," said vice president of marketing Ron Reber. "As these markets mature, we look for even stronger traffic performance."

SkyWest Airlines is a regional marketing partner of Delta Air Lines, providing connecting trafic in Delta's Salt Lake City and Los Angeles hubs. The airline is the most recent recipient of the Regional Airline of the Year award.