Embraer has agreed the sale of 9 new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air.

The plane will fly completely with Alaska Airways beneath a capability buy settlement.

The worth of the contract, which will probably be included within the second-quarter backlog, is US$449 million, primarily based on present record costs.

“Now we have navigated via the pandemic and we’re on a strong path to restoration.

“The E175 stays a key a part of our technique,” stated Nat Pieper, Alaska Airways senior vp of fleet, finance and alliances.

“We’re enthusiastic about progress within the years forward, which has all the time been on the coronary heart of Alaska’s DNA.

“The E175 is a terrific aircraft to assist us add new routes and frequencies, and to enrich our mainline plane to fulfill fluctuating demand with the precise capability.”

Alaska Airways, a brand new member of the oneworld Alliance, at present has 62 Embraer E175 jets of their fleet, operated by Horizon Air and SkyWest Airways.

The 76-seat plane will probably be delivered in Alaska’s livery and three-class configuration, beginning in 2022.

Joe Sprague, president of Horizon Air, stated, “Our clients love the consolation and comfort of the E175, particularly their two-by-two structure, that means nobody has to take a seat within the center seat.

“The scale and effectivity of the E175 additionally permits us to spice up flying in key markets, giving our clients extra of the pliability they crave.”

Alaska Air Group additionally introduced as we speak a dedication for eight extra E175 plane with SkyWest Airways.

As soon as all 17 E175 plane introduced as we speak are delivered, Alaska Air Group can have 79 E175s in its regional fleet operated by Horizon and SkyWest.

Horizon is changing 9 choices from its April 2016 contract to agency orders.

Added to Horizon’s three remaining agency orders on backlog, they are going to have a fleet of 42 E175s flying for Alaska Airways, when all plane are delivered.