Embraer and SkyWest, one of its largest customers, signed a new agreement to acquire E175 jets. The regional airline has ordered another 16 aircraft of the model, which will be used in Delta Air Lines’ regional flight network.
Configured with 76 seats in three classes, the E175 is today the flagship regional jet in the North American market and Embraer’s biggest commercial success.
“SkyWest operates more E175s than any other carrier in the world. With these aircraft, we will have nearly 240 E175s operating with airlines in North America. This month we are proud to reach two million flight hours in the E175. Our customers love the E175, and we have great confidence in and appreciate our partnership with Embraer,” said Chip Childs, CEO of SkyWest.
“Our superb partnership with SkyWest continues with this new provision for Delta. The E175 is the backbone of the North American regional market, and the industry begins to emerge from the pandemic we are seeing growing long-term demand for rightsized aircraft to deliver profitable domestic connectivity,” said Mark Neely, VP Sales and Marketing, The Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
SkyWest also provides regional services for other US airlines such as American Airlines, United and Alaska.