US regional airline company SkyWest Airlines has signed a firm order for nine Embraer E175 jets with deliveries expected to begin in 2019.
The order has a value of $422 million, based on current list prices, and was already included in Embraer’s 2018 fourth-quarter backlog. SkyWest Airlines will operate all nine E175s, featuring a 76-seat configuration.
SkyWest chief executive officer and president, Chip Childs said: “We’re pleased to continue adding new E175 aircraft under long-term contract to our increasingly efficient, agile and flexible fleet.”
Embraer Commercial Aviation vice president for sales and marketing, Charlie Hillis said: “Since 2013, SkyWest has purchased a total of 158 E175s, including these nine, in order to expand their large existing fleet of Embraer aircraft.”
Including this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 565 E175s to airlines in North America, since January 2013, earning more than 80% of all orders in this 70-76-seat jet segment.
Based in Utah, SkyWest, is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and provides commercial air service in cities throughout North America with more than 2,500 daily flights carrying approximately 50 million passengers annually.
SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.