Alaska Air Group orders eight Embraer E175s for Horizon Air

Alaska Air Group plans to increase its regional fleet by eight new ones Embraer E175 jets and options for 13 more The E175 aircraft will operate exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The contract value, including options, is $1.12 billion, according to the price list. The new 76-seat Horizon aircraft from this order will be delivered in the Alaskan livery and three-class configuration over the next four years, starting in Q2 2023.

Mark Neely, Vice President, Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, feeding airport hubs across the country and providing the connectivity that all communities need to thrive, both economically and socially. Although this market is currently under pressure, it is critical that operators are able to provide these essential services to the entire United States. With an 85% market share in its segment, the Embraer E175 keeps the US moving and connected.”

“The E175 is an extremely efficient aircraft,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “The jet is the ideal aircraft to serve Horizon’s regional network in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Our guests will enjoy a consistent three-class cabin as they travel from smaller communities to board flights through larger hubs in Alaska or one of our many global airline partners.”

Horizon Air has 76 seats Jet E175 has 12 seats in first class, 12 in premium class and 52 in the main cabin. Onboard benefits include free entertainment with more than 1,000 movies and TV shows. In addition, First Class customers enjoy 110V electricity at every seat.

Transition to a single jet fleet
Earlier this year, Horizon Air announced that it was transitioning to a single fleet of all E175 aircraft. The carrier currently flies 31 Bombardier Q400 turboprops and 30 E175s. It will take delivery of 9 E175s over the next year as part of a preliminary order that also includes 3 deliveries in 2025. With this order, Horizon will have a fleet of 50 E175s by 2026, if not sooner.

With bases in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, Horizon serves more than 45 cities in the Pacific Northwest, California, the Midwest, British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Alaska Airlines E175 Experience:

• Seat pitch is 31″ in Master Cabin, 34″ in Premium and 36 to 38″ in First Class

• All guests flying on E175 will use a window or aisle seat

• A regional jet is equipped with large overhead tanks

• Maximum cruising altitude: 41,000 feet

• Typical cruising speed: 494 mph

Embraer’s North American market share in the 70- to 90-seat segment is 86% since 2013 with 635 net orders (643 of which are new orders in Alaska). Currently, 601 E175s serve US carriers in cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America.

http://www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com/article/alaska-air-group-orders-eight-embraer-e175-horizon-air Alaska Air Group orders eight Embraer E175s for Horizon Air

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