U.K.-based Flybe to become world’s largest Q400 operator
Sept. 18, 2014, Montreal - Flybe will become the world's largest operator of Bombardier Q400 planes after gains Republic Airways announced its plans to sublease 24 of the turboprops to the British airline as it adds Embraer regional jets.
The 71-seat turboprops will be delivered over two years starting next March and join 45 other of the planes in service.
Flybe, which is undergoing a restructuring, also said it was
terminating its order for 20 E-175 jets, while delivery of four other
planes jets is being deferred until 2018.