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SkyWest has signed a firm order for 20 Embraer E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. According to the 2019 list prices, the deal is worth $972 million.
According to a statement, the new aircraft are set to start reaching SkyWest already in the second half of 2020.
“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”, said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
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.