Later this year SkyWest will take delivery of the first E175 jets to be put into service for American Airlines.

Embraer Takes $972M SkyWest Order

Feb. 4, 2020
The aircraft holding company will receive 20 more E175 jets, to be operated for American Airlines beginning late 2020. SkyWest has ordered 180 of the E175 twin-engine aircraft since 2013.

Embraer inked a new, firm order with SkyWest Inc. to supply 20 more E175 jets, in a 76-seat configuration, with the first deliveries to start in the second half of this year. Based on 2019 prices, the new order is valued at $972 million, Embraer reported.

The E175 is one of four variants of the Embraer E-Jet series, in commercial operation since 2005, and typically seating up to 78 passengers in a single-class configuration, or 76 in a two-class arrangement.

Utah-based SkyWest Inc. is the holding company for SkyWest Airlines and SkyWest Leasing, an aircraft leasing company. In total, it operates more than 2,500 daily flights including flights scheduled in partnership with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.

The new jets will be the first Embraer E-Jets operated by SkyWest for the American Airlines network.

SkyWest has been ordering aircraft from Embraer since 1986, and with the current order it has purchased more than 180 of the E175s since 2013.

Last summer, SkyWest purchased seven E175 jets for $340 million, which will operate for Delta Air Lines. In February 2019, Embraer took an order worth $422 million for nine E175 jets, for SkyWest Airlines.

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