Horizon Air Places Order for 30 Embraer Jets in $2.8 Billion Deal

By Jesse Sokolow on 12 April 2016
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DSC_0659Alaska Air Group’s Horizon Air unit announced Tuesday that it placed an order for 30 three-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The order also includes 33 options and is valued at $2.8 billion at current list prices.

The order is the largest in Horizon Air’s history. The planes will be delivered over three years beginning in 2017.

The jets will have 76 seats, including 12 in first class, 16 in , and 48 in . All seats will be window or aisle. Seats in first class will have a pitch of 36” to 38”, while seats in premium economy will have a pitch of 34”, and economy seats will have a 31” pitch.

Horizon Air will fly the aircraft exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement beginning next spring. on longer routes from the Pacific Northwest. Horizon says that the E175s will allow the airline to fly to destinations that are too far for a turboprop – the carrier currently operates a fleet of Bombardier Q400s – but that don’t have enough passenger demand to fill a mainline jet.

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