SkyWest has ordered additional Embraer jets to provide for the United network.
Inside The Deal
A deal consists of 19 Embraer E175 jets for deployment on the United Airlines network.
At list price value, the deal is worth USD 1.1 billion and has been included in the Q3 backlog for Embraer. This is a backlog that continues to grow with new commitments being reported.
However, while a list price value has been outlined, customers rarely pay this total price, with hefty discounts being handed out.
In the case of Skywest, being a long-time customer with Embraer, no doubt a fantastic deal was applied. The pair will continue maintaining their close relationship.
Deliveries are slated to begin in Q4, with the 70-seater aircraft to be delivered in a three-class configuration for eventual deployment across the network.
Comments From Executives
SkyWest is already the largest E175 operator in the world, and when this order is delivered we will have over 250 E175s. We look forward to continuing to improve the passenger flying experience with enhanced comfort and reliability.President and CEO of SkyWest Chip Childs
We are pleased to build upon our superb partnership with SkyWest. The E175 is truly a versatile aircraft, the backbone of North American regional aviation.Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation
The Reliance On Embraer Jets
Skywest heavily relies on the Embraer jets, with 235 in-service aircraft registered across the network.
Skywest notes that the 19 units will work with the already 90 in-service E175 jets that operate for United.
The Embraer aircraft has undoubtedly had a lasting impact on the North American market. Embraer consistently notes that impact and is more than proud of it.