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Porter Airlines finalizes two more Bombardier Q400 options

Sept. 2, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – Porter Airlines is exercising existing options for two Bombardier Aerospace Q400 aircraft.  The order represents aircraft 15 and 16 in the Porter fleet, scheduled for delivery in 2009.


September 2, 2008
By Administrator

Sept. 2, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – Porter Airlines is exercising existing options for two Bombardier Aerospace Q400 aircraft.  The order represents aircraft 15 and 16 in the Porter fleet, scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Porter’s initial 10 firm, 10 option Q400 order is valued at over $500 million US.  Six aircraft are delivered and currently in service.  The fleet will double to 12 aircraft by next summer.

“Operating an all-Q400 fleet is an important part of Porter’s efficiency and profitability,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.  “The ability to save 30 to 40 per cent in fuel costs versus comparable jet aircraft is crucial given today’s oil prices.”

“The Q400 airliner is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class,” said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “With a 360-knot (667 km/h) cruise speed and other features, the Q400 aircraft has established itself as the benchmark for comfort, efficiency and low emissions.”

Porter operates a 70-seat version of the Q400, one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class, burning less fuel per seat than most regional and narrow-body jets.  With leather seating, extended legroom and a 667 km/h cruising speed, the Q400 sets new standards for comfort, fuel efficiency and low emissions.