SkyWest has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary SkyWest Airlines has entered into an amendment to an existing Capacity Purchase Agreement with United Airlines to operate an additional 18 new Embraer E175 dual-class regional jet aircraft.
“We’re pleased to secure additional dual-class flying for United,” said Chip Childs, SkyWest President. “This agreement represents ongoing execution of our plans to improve overall fleet mix as we continue our commitment to deliver what our partners need through solid, reliable service.”
The aircraft will be operated by SkyWest Airlines. The cabin will be a dual-class configuration of 76 seats and will be equipped with Wi-Fi. Under the agreement, it is anticipated that delivery of the aircraft will begin in late 2016, with all 18 aircraft being delivered by mid-2017.