Republic Airways firms order with Embraer for 100 E-Jet aircraft

E-Jet aircraft operator Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has announced it has finalized a firm order for 100 E175 aircraft with Embraer, the company said.

With this firm order, Republic is in position to begin accepting deliveries during the second half of 2020.

The contract also provides Republic with purchase rights on an additional 100 E175s, as well as the ability to convert any number of aircraft to Embraer´s E175-E2 platform.

Republic and Embraer´s partnership dates back to 1999, when Republic took delivery of its first ERJ 145. Since then, Republic has acquired approximately 350 Embraer aircraft, and it currently operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft for its codeshare partners American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express.

Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 US states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America.