TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is exercising existing options
for two Bombardier Aerospace Q400 aircraft. The order represents aircraft 17
and 18 in the Porter fleet, with a scheduled delivery at the end of 2009.
Porter's initial 10 firm and 10 option Q400 order is valued at over
$500 million US. Six aircraft are delivered and currently in service.
"We're looking forward to adding more Q400s to the fleet over the next 18
months as we take delivery of these aircraft," said Robert Deluce, president
and CEO of Porter Airlines. "Porter's passengers and employees continue to
enjoy the comfort, reliability and performance the Q400 provides."
"The backlog for our Q400 airliner has surpassed 100 and demand for the
aircraft continues to be strong," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. "The Q400 airliner's quiet performance, 360-knot (667
km/h) cruise speed, fuel efficiency and lower emissions position it as the
benchmark aircraft for short-haul travel."
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.
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier based at Toronto
City Centre Airport. The airline currently serves Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Halifax, New York (Newark) and has seasonal flights to Mt.
Tremblant, Que. Porter plans to fly to at least 17 short-haul Canadian and
U.S. destinations. Visit www.flyporter.com or call (416) 619-8622 or (888)
619-8622 for more information.
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