Posted on: 27 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir have celebrated the delivery of a dual-class Q400 NextGen to the African airline as part of the order placed by the airline in April 2013.
Jean Paul Nyirubutama, deputy chief executive officer, RwandAir, accepted the aircraft during a delivery ceremony at Bombardier’s Toronto site.
“We have been eagerly awaiting the delivery of this superb dual-class, 67-seat aircraft,” remarked Nyirubutama. “By offering similar cabin amenities on the Q400 NextGen aircraft and on our recently acquired dual-class Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, the two complementary aircraft types will provide seamless passenger service, permitting us to align our total fleet strategy towards a unified passenger experience.
“The Q400 NextGen aircraft will position us well to offer increased capacity on popular routes that have been opened and serviced with our 37-seat Bombardier Dash 8-200 aircraft and is the right aircraft to develop our growing domestic and regional markets. The Q400 NextGen aircraft’s modern cabin and superior performance will also help us build new markets where regional air service today is served by older-generation jets. The aircraft will firmly support RwandAir on our path towards growth and increased profitability," added Nyirubutama.