SkyWest has signed a firm order with Embraer for
20 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration.
The order has a value of US$ 972 million, based on
2019 list prices.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second
half of 2020.
“We’re pleased to continue advancing our position
in the industry with this latest order of new Embraer aircraft,”
said Chip Childs, President and Chief Executive Officer of
SkyWest, Inc. “We appreciate the long-standing partnership with
Embraer and look forward to operating this outstanding aircraft
for all four of our mainline partners.”
Embraer’s relationship with SkyWest dates back to
1986, when SkyWest began operating the EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop.
With this additional order for the E175, SkyWest has purchased
more than 180 aircraft of this model since 2013 alone.
“Embraer and SkyWest enjoy a partnership marked by
a longstanding history of service to the mainline carriers, and we
relish the opportunity to break new ground,” said Charlie Hillis,
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer
Commercial Aviation. “Today, we are excited to announce that these
20 new aircraft will be the first E-Jets operated by SkyWest
within the American Airlines network.”