Sky Regional Airlines Inc. is a Canadian company that operates regional routes on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express banner. Since its inception in 2010, and its first commercial flight on May 1, 2011, Sky Regional has operated a fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft offering service to such markets as Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.
In 2013, the airline expanded, adding 15 Embraer E175 series aircraft serving the Northeastern United States, flying in excess of 100 flights per day into cities including Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, and Chicago. In 2016, Sky Regional expanded its fleet with an additional five E175 aircraft serving such markets as Jacksonville, Houston, Denver and Atlanta.
Early in 2017, the airline saw the departure of the Q400’s and now the entire fleet is comprised of E175 series aircraft. In addition, another 5 aircraft will increase the fleet by the summer to 25 Embraer 175.
At Sky Regional Airlines we take pride in providing exceptional customer service. Our highly dedicated and trained team has a reputation for being passionate about our business and is always looking for innovative ways to improve. Our Embraer aircraft are equipped with Wi-Fi service and seat back in-flight entertainment systems allowing you to watch current movies and TV shows or listen to a wide selection of satellite radio stations.
Sky Regional was the first commercial airline in Canada to adopt the iPad Electronic Flight Bag (‘EFB’) and continues to expand its use of technology to improve the travel experience for both flight crew and passengers. This makes Sky Regional one of the most technologically advanced and efficient airlines in North America. Pilot use of iPads as an EFB has replaced approximately 18 kilograms of aircraft manuals, charts and documentation in every aircraft, and provides the most up-to-date information they require during operations. From instant weather radar maps to immediate flight manual updates, the Electronic Flight Bag has proven to be a valuable tool in daily operations and an important step in reducing the airline’s carbon footprint.
Sky Regional continues to invest in its use of technology with online training tools for our employees, mobile device applications for Flight Crew that provide real-time updates to schedules, and modern software that runs our “back-end” operations.
The company currently employs over 700 people in Toronto and Montreal.