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Alaska Air Orders Eight E175 Aircraft Under CPA with Horizon Air

(28 July 2022, 08:17 +07)  Alaska Air is expanding its regional fleet with an order for eight additional E175 jets with options on 13 more.

The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air.

Horizons new 76-seat aircraft from this order will be delivered in Alaskas livery with a three-class configuration over the next four years starting in Q2 2023.

The value of the contract, including options, is approximately US$1.12 billion based on list prices.

Alaska Air E175. Click to enlarge.
Alaska Air E175

The E175 is an extremely efficient aircraft, said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances for Alaska Airlines. The jet is the perfect aircraft to serve Horizons regional network in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Our guests will enjoy a consistent, three-class cabin experience as they travel from smaller communities to catch flights across Alaskas larger hubs or on one of our many global airline partners.

The Horizon Air 76-seat E175 jet features 12 seats in First Class, 12 in Premium Class and 52 in the Main Cabin.

Onboard amenities include free entertainment featuring more than 1,000 movies and TV shows. Additionally, customers seated in First Class have access to 110-volt power in every seat.

Mark Neely, VP Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, feeding airport hubs across the country as well as producing the connectivity all communities need to thrive, both economically and socially. While this market is currently under pressure, it is essential that carriers are able to provide these essential services to the entire United States. The Embraer E175, with 85% market share in its segment, is keeping the US on the move and in touch.

Earlier this year, Horizon Air announced it would move to a single fleet of all E175 jets. The carrier currently flies a mix of 31 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft and 30 E175s.

The airline will take delivery of 9 E175s over the next year as part of a previous order that also includes 3 deliveries in 2025.

By 2026, if not sooner, Horizon will have a fleet of 50 E175s.

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

The Alaska Airlines E175 experience:

- Seat pitch is 31 inches in the Main Cabin, 34 inches in Premium Class and between 36 and 38 inches in First Class;

- All guests flying on the E175 will enjoy a window or aisle seat;

- The regional jet is equipped with large overhead bins;

- Maximum cruising altitude: 41,000 feet; and

- Typical cruising speed: 494 mph.

Embraers North America market share in the 70-90-seat segment is 86% since 2013, with 643 net orders, including Alaskas new order. There are currently 601 E175s serving U.S. carriers in cities across Canada, the USA, Mexico and Central America.

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