Orders Two Additional Q400 Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Tokyo-based ANA (All Nippon Airways), Japan’s biggest domestic airline and one of the 10 largest passenger carriers in the world, has placed a firm order for two additional Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliners to satisfy its 70-seat requirement.
In addition to the original order for four Q400 aircraft in October 2002, ANA’s Q400 firm orders now total six aircraft. ANA is the sixth airline to reorder the Q400.
ANA’s Q400 aircraft will be operated by Air Nippon Network, a regional airline within the ANA Group, and based at Osaka’s Itami airport. Revenue service with the Q400 is expected to start November 1st, 2003 on the Itami to Kochi route.
“ANA has confirmed that the Q400 aircraft’s operating economics and profit potential are exceptional, and that it is the right platform to grow its regional fleet,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft.
The Bombardier Q400 order book, including options and conditional orders, totals 191 aircraft with 75 delivered and in operation with eleven customers throughout North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.
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