Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.

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United Airlines Takes Over Republic Order for 24 Embraer 175s

United Airlines has signed a firm purchase contract for 24 Embraer 175 regional jets. This order represents a transfer of 24 Embraer 175s previously ordered by Republic Airways Holdings and currently in Embraer’s backlog.

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On behalf of Alaska Airlines, SkyWest Airlines will launch three-times daily service linking San Diego with Sacramento, and Burbank with San José, on March 16, 2017. SkyWest Airlines will operate Embraer 175 regional jets on the routes.

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Deliveries of Embraer 175s to Horizon Air will start in the second quarter of 2017 and the aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines, Horizon’s Air’s sibling mainline carrier.

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SkyWest Airlines is launching daily non-stop service from Portland, Oregon to Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha on February 18, 2016, on behalf of Alaska Airlines.

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Its schedule calls for American Airlines to begin serving one of the routes in September, one in November and the other six in December.

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On the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015, Embraer announced new orders from four customers for 50 aircraft of its E-Jet and E-Jet E2 families, as well as options and other commitments from two of the customers for 35 additional E-Jets.

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Air France KLM group regional carrier KLM Cityhopper has placed a firm order for 15 Embraer 175s and two E190s. Its purchase contract also includes options for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Hop!, Air France’s regional subsidiary.

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Embraer says it will deliver the five aircraft, each of which will be configured with 76 seats in two cabin classes, in mid- 2016.

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Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines has chosen Compass Airlines, a subsidiary of regional-airline holding company Trans States Holdings, to operate the first 20 Embraer 175s from American’s order. All will be operated under the American Eagle regional service brand.

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Nearly 250 of the regional jets operated on the American Eagle network ‒ into which the US Airways Express regional network will be absorbed as the US Airways name gradually disappears ‒ will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.

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Using the first three of seven Embraer 175 jets ordered on November 25, SkyWest Airlines will begin offering daily non-stop service for the Alaska Airlines network on July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee; Seattle and Oklahoma City; and Portland in Oregon and St. Louis.

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United Airlines is planning to offer Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-based personal-device entertainment on more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets and expects its first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights to operate later this year.

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Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which operates the world’s largest fleet of Embraer E-Jets, has placed a firm order for 50 Embraer 175s as part of a three-way deal which will also see it transfer 24 Bombardier Q400 turboprops to UK regional airline Flybe.

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Through Delta Connection partner Compass Airlines, Delta Air Lines will launch twice-daily non-stop service from Los Angeles to San Antonio on April 7, 2015. Compass is also launching four-times-daily Delta Connection service from LAX to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, on November 3.

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Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has announced orders and commitments from two existing customers for eight more examples of its current E-Jets family, as well as revealing a new E-Jets operator.

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Compass Airlines expects to begin taking delivery of the new Embraer 175 jets ordered by American and start scheduled service under the American Eagle brand and livery in the first quarter of 2015.

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SkyWest Airlines, one of SkyWest Inc.’s two main regional-airline subsidiaries, will operate the aircraft for United Airlines under a United Express franchise agreement. Its Embraer 175s are to be configured in a dual-class 76-seat layout.

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On March 8, Embraer Commercial Aviation marks a milestone in its E-Jets production program – the 10-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.

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