Bombardier Aerospace announced today that ANA (All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.) of Tokyo has placed a firm order for four additional 74-seat Bombardier Q400* aircraft for its growing regional aircraft fleet. It is ANA’s fourth order for Q400 aircraft and will increase its Bombardier Q400 fleet to 12 aircraft.
ANA placed an initial order for four Bombardier Q400 aircraft in October 2002. ANA’s second order, for two Q400 aircraft, was announced in September 2003 and was followed by an additional order for two more on February 4, 2004. The aircraft are operated by Air Nippon Network, a regional airline within the ANA Group.
“The Bombardier Q400 allows us to enrich our intra-Japan networks by replacing jet aircraft and increasing frequency for the convenience of our customers,” said Masao Nakano, Executive Vice-president, Marketing and Sales, ANA. “The aircraft has very good economics and is the perfect fit for our local routes.”
“We are delighted by ANA’s continuing confidence in the Bombardier Q400,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “ANA is showing that on short- and medium-length regional routes, the Q400 has superb passenger acceptance, jet speed and superior operating economics.”
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