Posted on: 31 March 2014 by Mark Howells
Island Air of Hawai'i has placed a firm order for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and has also taken options for four more of the type.
The aircraft will be delivered with a dual-class, 71-seat configuration.
“As part of our ongoing restructuring and expansion strategy, the Island Air team considered a number of aircraft and we are pleased to announce the selection of the Q400 NextGen turboprop,” commented Paul Casey, president and chief executive officer, Island Air.
“We are pleased to partner with Bombardier as Island Air moves to redefine regional travel within the Hawaiian Islands and offer our passengers the premium product they expect. The Q400 NextGen aircraft is clearly the most suitable airliner for Island Air and will provide a superior passenger experience coupled with unbeatable performance,” remarked Island Air's owner, Larry Ellison. “My experience with Bombardier over the years has been nothing but positive, which has further led to our selection of the Q400 NextGen aircraft for the next chapter of Island Air.”