SkyWest Orders 19 E175 Jets to Fly for Delta

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 October 2015
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An older SkyWest Embraer EMB-120

An older SkyWest Embraer EMB-120

Embraer announced on Wednesday that SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier, will buy an additional 19 of its E175 regional jets to fly for Delta Air Lines as Delta Connection flights.

SkyWest said it had entered into a capacity purchase agreement with Delta to operate the new planes. The airliners will have a two-class configuration with a total of 76 seats. Each will also be outfitted with Gogo Wi-Fi in-flight Internet.

Deliveries are slated to begin in August 2016, and all 19 will be delivered by mid-2017.

SkyWest said it will continue to deliver “what our partners need,” namely “solid, reliable service.”

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