Sky High Aviation, an airline based in the Dominican Republic, has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190 passenger jet.
The airline received the E190 last week at its base at Santo Domingo’s Las Americas José Francisco Peña Gómez airport (SDQ). A second E190 is expected in June.
The E190s will have a two-class layout with a total of 98 seats.
Sky High currently operates a fleet of two 50 seater Embraer ERJ 145s flying to 10 island destinations in the Caribbean.
The new aircraft are much larger than the E145s and can travel a lot further.
Sky High plans to use the E190s on existing routes as well as opening new ones to the United States, Central and South America.
Juan Chamizo Alonso, President of Sky High Aviation:
“It’s a huge differentiator for us to be the only operator in the region with E-Jet capability, and a great way to celebrate our first 10 years of operations.
“The addition of the larger, more modern and capable E190 is the next step in our development and our offering to our customers. The E190 is the perfect aircraft to help manage demand in peak times, as well as to open and maintain the international routes essential for our continued development as a leading Caribbean operator.”
Sky High is the first E-Jet operator based in the Caribbean.
Mark Neely, VP Sales and Marketing, The Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation:
“Sky High has been a valued customer since 2019 when they first acquired the ERJ 145s. The addition of the E-190 to its current fleet will more than double Sky High’s capacity, and their customers will benefit from the best-in-class comfort of the E190 two plus two configuration, with no middle seats.”
Aircraft lessor, TrueNoord, is leasing the two E190s to Sky High. TrueNoord specialises in leasing latest technology turboprops and regional jet aircraft.
Anne-Bart Tieleman, CEO TrueNoord:
“Sky High have worked hard to develop and grow a high-quality network in the Caribbean. We are proud to support them as they take the next step in their upward trajectory and commence operations with the much larger E190 aircraft. We see a lot of further opportunities for the type in this region.”
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