This story has been updated to correct the number of aircraft ordered, from 17 to 19

SkyWest Inc has ordered 19 more Embraer 175 regional jets to operate for Delta Air Lines.

Deliveries of the 76-seat aircraft to SkyWest Airlines will begin in the third quarter next year, says the Brazilian manufacturer.

"We remain impressed with Embraer's E175 product and are pleased to advance our Delta partnership with these aircraft," says SkyWest Inc president Chip Childs.

A subsidiary of SkyWest Inc, SkyWest Airlines operates 43 E175 jets today and now has 49 more on firm order, Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer database indicates.

SkyWest Airlines also holds options covering 85 E175s, before the latest transaction.

The E175s will be operated under at capacity-purchase agreement with Delta.

Source: Cirium Dashboard