St. George-based SkyWest Inc., holding company for SkyWest Airlines has reported that it has entered into aircraft purchase agreements and capacity purchase agreements to acquire and fly 15 additional new aircraft with Delta Air Lines and five additional new aircraft with Alaska Airlines. SkyWest is expecting to take delivery of the 20 new planes beginning immediately through the end of 2018.
Of the 20 new airplanes, 15 Embraer E175 SC aircraft will fly under an agreement with Delta in a 70-seat configuration. The agreement with Alaska includes five Embraer E175s, with a 76-seat configuration, similar to aircraft SkyWest has previously placed into service with Alaska.
Combined with last month’s announcement for 25 new aircraft, SkyWest is now taking delivery of 45 airplanes.