Posted on: 12 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Porter Airlines has placed a firm order for three more Bombardier Q400s which will take its fleet of the type to 29.
The airline’s president and CEO Robert Deluce reported that two of the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in December with the third arriving in February 2017. “The Q400 has enabled us to provide a passenger experience based on speed, convenience and service. Its low seat-mile costs are what enable us to operate against bigger aircraft.”
Deluce (right in pic) signed the deal at the show with Kevin Smith, Bombardier’s vice-president of regional aircraft. The Porter CEO emphasised that the addition of these aircraft is to enhance the airline’s existing route network and allow flexibility in maintenance planning and has no effect on the CS100 orders it holds. “We still have the deposits in place for the separate CS100 order, but we have nothing further to report at this time,” he remarked.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/laranews.net