SkyWest, Inc. Secures Agreement with Delta Air Lines for 19 E175 Aircraft Deliveries to Begin in August 2016
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- SkyWest, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a Capacity Purchase Agreement ("CPA") with Delta Air Lines to operate 19 new Embraer E175 dual-class regional jet aircraft. SkyWest has determined that these 19 E175 aircraft will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest. The CPA is under terms and conditions similar to SkyWest's existing Delta agreements.
"SkyWest is a longtime Delta partner, and we're pleased to advance our partnership with an additional aircraft type," said Chip Childs, SkyWest, Inc. President. "As we continue to evolve our fleet mix, we look forward to continuing to deliver what our partners need through solid, reliable service."
The aircraft will be flown in 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 August 2016, with all 19 aircraft being delivered by mid-2017.
About SkyWest, Inc.
SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) was named one of "America's Best Employers" by Forbes in 2015 and was Air Transport World's Regional Airline of the Year in 2014. SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with more than 3,300 daily flights and a fleet of 662 aircraft. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. SkyWest is headquartered in St. George, Utah, and continues to set the standard for excellence in the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its nearly 20,000 employees.