Posted on: 04 January 2011 by Ross McSweeny
SkyWest, Inc. has placed a firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen aircraft to be flown by SkyWest Airlines under the Delta Connection banner in a dual-class configuration with 65 seats.
SkyWest Airlines and its sister airline, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, currently operate 406 CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 regional jets, the world’s largest fleet of CRJ aircraft.
"This order re-affirms our complete confidence in Bombardier’s CRJ regional jets," remarked Jerry Atkin, chairman and chief executive officer, SkyWest, Inc. "Since becoming a launch customer almost 20 years ago, SkyWest has benefited from the CRJ aircraft’s operational efficiencies and excellent economics."
Including this transaction, Bombardier has taken firm orders for 1,713 CRJ Series aircraft, 1,606 of which had been delivered to operators around the world as of 31 October 2010.