Today at the Paris Air Show, Bombardier announced that Philippine Airlines has firmed orders for 7 new Q400 aircraft. The purchase rights were agreed on in December 2016, which came in the addition to a firm order for five Q400.
“The Q400 aircraft have helped airlines around the world expand their networks, and capture new opportunities” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are delighted that Philippine Airlines is growing its fleet with more Q400 aircraft, and are confident that the airline will benefit from the aircraft’s outstanding economics and performance.”
The airline will take delivery of the world’s first dual-class, 86-seat Q400 airplane in July.
“As we position ourselves for growth, we are pleased to be adding more Q400 to our fleet,” said Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines. “We are thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead, and we look forward to offering more capacity and improving connectivity in the region with comfortable, fast and efficient regional aircraft like Bombardier’s 86-seat turboprops.”