Exciting Expansion: SkyWest’s E175 Deal with United Airlines

Exciting Expansion: SkyWest's E175 Deal with United Airlines
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SkyWest has expanded it’s partnership with United Airlines with 20 more Embraer E175s expected to fly for the airline.

It is understood the 20 aircraft will join the fleet throughout 2024, in major growth plans for the airline’s regional presence.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SkyWest Pleased About The Expanded Agreement…


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Commenting on the expansion of it’s deal with United Airlines was Chip Childs, the President & CEO of SkyWest:

“We’re delighted to continue enhancing our United partnership and pleased that we’re able to deliver on the strong market demand”.

On the deal itself, SkyWest is aiming to optimize deliveries to the customers that they serve.

In a statement, they said the following on this:

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“SkyWest is coordinating with its major airline partners to optimize the timing of upcoming announced fleet deliveries.”

“The anticipated E175 future delivery dates summarized below are based on currently available information and are subject to change.”

Furthermore, these 20 aircraft will be partner-financed under a four-year contract.

The Regional Airline is Expanding Significantly…


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SkyWest is constantly expanding it’s fleet with new deliveries.

The carrier has laid out it’s delivery timeline, which they stress is subject to change, but is as follows:

 202420252026Total
Delta Air Lines11
United Airlines247839
Alaska Airlines11
Total258841

Furthermore, with those 41 additions, this means that by the end of 2026, SkyWest will have a fleet of 278 Embraer E175 aircraft.

Back in October, they placed an order with Embraer for 19 more units of the aircraft type, as demand need grew.

Overall…


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In conclusion, it remains clear that SkyWest continues to benefit well from the partnerships it has with airlines like United.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on whether anymore aircraft will be ordered in the years ahead.

But for now, such medium-term security has been secured by the carrier.

All eyes will be on what the long-term plans beyond 2026 will look like.

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