Alaska Air Group orders 8 additional Embraer E175s, to be operated by Horizon Air

Alaska Air Group has announced plans to grow its regional fleet with an order of eight new additional Embraer E175 jets and options for 13 more.

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

The value of the contract, including options, is USD $1.12 billion based on list price.

Horizon’s new 76-seat aircraft from this order will be delivered in Alaska’s livery and three-class configuration over the next four years starting in Q2 2023.

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 enjoy 110-volt power in every seat.

Transitioning to a single jet fleet

Earlier this year, Horizon Air announced it would move to a single fleet of all E175 jets. The carrier currently flies a mix of 31Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft and 30 E175s. It will take delivery of 9 E175s over the next year as part of a previous order that also includes 3 deliveries in 2025.With this order 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
  • Typical cruising speed: 494 mph

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