Air Canada and Sky Regional Airlines announced on November 7, 2017 they have concluded a 10-year extension to their existing capacity purchase agreement (CPA), effective April 1, 2017.
In addition to Sky Regional, Air Canada has capacity purchase agreements with its other regional airline partners, Jazz, Air Georgian and EVAS, that operate regional Air Canada Express flights on behalf of Air Canada.
Sky Regional Airlines Inc. is a Canadian company that operates regional routes on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express banner. Since its inception in 2010, and its first commercial flight on May 1, 2011, Sky Regional has operated a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft offering service to such markets as Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.
In 2013, the airline expanded, adding 15 Embraer E175 series aircraft serving the Northeastern United States, flying in excess of 100 flights per day into cities including Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, and Chicago. In 2016, Sky Regional expanded its fleet with an additional five E175 aircraft serving such markets as Jacksonville, Houston, Denver and Atlanta.
On February 23, 2017, the airline saw the departure of the Bombardier Q400s and now the entire fleet is comprised of 25 Embraer E175 series aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Air Canada Express (Sky Regional Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) C-FRQN (msn 17000147) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937582.