SkyWest has announced plans to purchase 22 Bombardier CRJ700s. The contract converts 18 existing SkyWest CRJ200 aircraft on backlog, which was assumed by SkyWest as part of the Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) takeover, plus the addition of four new orders.
SkyWest also retains a firm order for 15 CRJ700 on Bombardier’s backlog from a previous transaction.
In addition, the 80 options for CRJ700s already announced were reaffirmed as part of this agreement. The current combined fleets of SkyWest-owned airlines include 229 CRJ200 and 72 CRJ700 aircraft.