Sky High Aviation recently said goodbye to its last Embraer ERJ 145, marking the culmination of a series of strategic decisions aimed at enhancing the airline’s operational capabilities.
The Santo Domingo-based carrier has phased out its ERJ 145s to accommodate its ongoing fleet modernization and expansion efforts.
The airline took delivery of three ERJ 145 aircraft in 2018, operating under the registrations HI 1024, HI 1052 and HI 1053, with a single-class configuration capable of carrying 50 passengers. The last commercial flight the model performed was on September 30 between Antigua and Santo Domingo, under the number DO 957.
It is recalled that in 2022, Sky High integrated five Embraer 190 aircraft into its fleet, with plans to subsequently introduce two Embraer 175s, previously operated by Flybe. In addition, the airline also operates a Boeing 737-300 (SF) dedicated to cargo operations.
The Embraer 190 features a passenger configuration of 97 seats, divided into 9 in business class and 88 in economy class. The Embraer 175 will offer a single-class configuration of 88 seats.
Founded in 2012 with a fleet of turboprop aircraft that includes Jetstream 41 and several Beechcraft models, Sky High Aviation initially specialized in offering tourist flights from Punta Cana. Over the years, it has grown to become the largest airline in the Dominican Republic in terms of destination offerings.
Currently, the airline operates flights to 20 destinations in the Caribbean, Dutch and French, Lesser Antilles, French Guiana, Venezuela and the United States from Santo Domingo/Las Americas (SDQ), Santiago (STI) and Punta Cana (PUJ). It also operates several charter services to Jamaica, Cuba and Nicaragua.