SkyWest Airlines reported a 44.2 percent load factor in April, up 6.3 points from the previous year.

The regional airline carried 76,145 passengers. Revenue passenger miles were up 21.6 percent to 14.6 million on a capacity increase of 4.2 percent (33 million available seat miles).

SkyWest recently inaugurated "Delta Connection" service from Salt Lake City to Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Helena and Missoula, Mont. and Boise, Idaho. SkyWest also announced new service from Salt Lake City to Casper, Wyo., Great Falls and Kalispell, Mont., effective June 1.