Airlines SkyWest orders 19 new Embraer E175s for operations with United Airlines

U.S.-American regional airline SkyWest has announced that it has ordered 19 new E175s with Embraer.

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To boost its route network and regional connectivity, SkyWest has signed a firm purchase agreement with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. The regional carrier will receive an additional 19 E175s, adding to the 90 E175s already operated by SkyWest. The airline will operate the E175s for major carrier United Airlines. It will fly exclusively for the carrier under a Capacity Purchase Agreement.

The E175 can accommodate up to 70 passengers and is equipped with a three-class configuration. According to Embraer, deliveries for these newly ordered E175s are set to commence in the fourth quarter of 2024. The manufacturer has also stated, that this deal is valued at US$1.1 billion according to list prices.

President and CEO of SkyWest Chip Childs said, “SkyWest is already the largest E175 operator in the world, and when this order is delivered we will have over 250 E175s. We look forward to continuing to improve the passenger flying experience with enhanced comfort and reliability.”

Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “We are pleased to build upon our superb partnership with SkyWest. The E175 is truly a versatile aircraft, the backbone of North American regional aviation.”

SkyWest was founded in 1972 and today operates with a fleet of over 570 aircraft. The airline mainly flies with the Bombardier CRJ series and the Embraer ERJ-170 Family. SkyWest currently has 163 CRJ-200s, 131 CRJ-700s, 44 CRJ-900s and 235 Embraer ERJ-175s in its fleet. SkyWest is operating under Capacity Purchase Agreements for major U.S.-American carriers’ regional divisions like United Express, Delta Connection or American Eagle.

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