Dominican airline SKYhigh is expected to reinforce its fleet with more Embraer E-Jets soon. Currently with five E190s in service, the carrier is preparing to receive two E175s through leasing.
According to data from Planespotters, SKYhigh will have two E175s that flew for FlyBE, a British airline that ended services, and belong to the lessor Regional One, from the USA.
SKYhigh was the first Caribbean airline to fly the E190, an intermediate version of the first generation of E-Jets. Two of these planes arrived in the Dominican Republic in the middle of last year, configured with 97 seats in two classes.
Satisfied with the aircraft, SKYhigh leased three more jets, which were delivered between December 2022 and July this year.
Currently, the fleet has five E190s, a Boeing 737-300 freighter and an ERJ 145, received in 2019. Speaking of which, the airline should remove it from service soon, just as it did with two other jets, the most recent of them last June.
SKYhigh’s flight network operates from Santo Domingo and has destinations in the Caribbean islands, Venezuela, Cuba and the USA. One of the E190s even serves the city of Boston, in the northwest of the country.