Sky Regional Airlines

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Sky Regional Airlines
Sky Regional Airlines Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
RS SKV MAPLE
Founded 2010
Hubs Toronto Pearson International Airport
Secondary hubs Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Aeroplan (Air Canada)
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate of Air Canada)
Fleet size 25
Destinations 24
Headquarters Toronto Pearson International Airport
Mississauga, Ontario
Key people Jon Turner - President and CEO
Employees approx. 650 [1]
Website www.skyregional.com

Sky Regional Airlines is an airline whose corporate headquarters is on the property of Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Linked with Skyservice Business Aviation, it began operation under the Air Canada Express brand on May 1, 2011.[2] The airline began offering daily flights between Toronto Island and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.[3][4]

In October 2012, Sky Regional added flights between Montreal and Moncton, New Brunswick.[5] Since the early stages of operation the airline has been active in introducing new technology to its operation. Sky Regional was the first airline in Canada to adopt the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). Each pilot at the company is issued an Apple iPad which is the platform for the EFB allowing crews to not only have quick access to flight plans and manuals but eliminate paper charts and numerous large manuals which previously would have been present on the flight deck.

Sky Regional introduced a fleet of Embraer 175 jets in March 2013 to serve US destinations such as New York, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.[1]

Between October and December 2015 the fleet of 20 was expanded to 25 after obtaining 5 additional Embraer 175 previously operated by Azul Brazilian Airlines. These aircraft were put into service in April 2016 allowing the airline to add routes to more US destination such as Denver International Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

In early 2017 Sky Regionals fleet of 5 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 were transferred to fellow Air Canada Express carrier Jazz Aviation with the last flight arriving into Montreal from Moncton on February 23. Sky Regional will be receiving 5 additional Embraer 175 in early 2017. The first of the aircraft will come into service on May 16 with the last going into service on July 1. These new aircraft will feature an extra 3 seats in business class for a total of 12 seats. The rest of the fleet will be reconfigured by the end of 2017 to a 76-seat configuration.

Fleet[edit]

Air Canada Express Embraer 175

The Sky Regional Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

Sky Regional Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Embraer 175
20
0
9
64
73
Embraer 175
0
5
12
64
76
First aircraft in service May 16
Total
20
5
Whole fleet will be reconfigured by the end of 2017 to 76 seats.

In 2010, Air Canada leased the Bombardier Q400s and began sub-leasing them to Sky Regional.[7] The aircraft had been operated by Lynx Aviation of Denver.[8] They were delivered to Sky Regional between November 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The aircraft are configured with 74 seats,[9] similar to the Porter fleet.[10] The planes are painted in Air Canada Express livery.

Air Canada started to transfer its 15 Embraer 175 planes to Sky Regional in April 2013 and completed the transfer in September 2013.[1] In the fall of 2015 Sky Regional added an additional 5 Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft were previously operated by Azul Brazilian Airlines.

In early 2017 Sky Regionals fleet of 5 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 were transferred to fellow Air Canada Express carrier Jazz Aviation with the last flight arriving into Montreal from Moncton on February 23. Sky Regional will be receiving 5 additional Embraer 175 in early 2017. The first of the aircraft will come into service on May 16 with the last going into service on July 1. These new aircraft will feature an extra 3 seats in business class for a total of 12 seats. The rest of the fleet will be reconfigured by the end of 2017 to a 76-seat configuration.

Inflight Entertainment on board an E175 aircraft (enRoute)

Destinations[edit]

Canada[edit]

USA[edit]

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