Porter Airlines of Toronto has signed a firm
order to acquire four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners with
options on an additional six Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the
list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, Porter’s firm order is
valued at approximately US$120 million, which could increase to
US$308 million should all six options be converted to firm orders.
The four aircraft will increase Porter’s fleet of Q400 and
Q400 NextGen aircraft to 24. Porter took delivery of its 20th
aircraft, and the 300th Q400 aircraft to be delivered, in April
Porter began operations in October 2006 with flights
to Ottawa and now serves 14 destinations in Canada and the US.
“Bombardier’s Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft’s quiet comfort,
fuel-efficiency and lower environmental footprint help us to
deliver on our ‘flying refined’ brand promise, and they continue
to be the ideal aircraft for our operations based at the urban
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport,” said Robert Deluce, President
and Chief Executive Officer, Porter Airlines.
Optimized for short-haul operations, the Q400 NextGen
aircraft can seat between 70 and 80 passengers.
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