Thu, Jul 02, 2009
Toronto Airline Reaches 20 Firm Orders For Bombardier Q400
Bombardier Aerospace announced this week that Porter Airlines
of Toronto has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop
airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of the last
two options of 10 Q400 aircraft which were announced in 2006.
Add the airline’s original firm order for 10 Q400 aircraft,
and today’s transaction brings to 20 the number of firm
orders placed by Porter.
Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the order
announced today is valued at approximately $54 million.
Porter Airlines began operations from Toronto City Center
Airport on October 23, 2006, and flies to numerous destinations in
Canada and the northern U.S.
“We felt from day one that the Bombardier Q400 turboprop
was the ideal aircraft for the kind of service we envisaged from
our Toronto City Center Airport base of operations,” said
Robert Deluce, President and Chief Executive Officer, Porter
Airlines. “The order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft announced
today represents our continuing commitment to the
“Porter Airlines’ use of the Q400 aircraft precisely
matches the operations for which it was designed,” said Gary
R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “It has
the operating economics, speed and passenger comfort for
high-frequency, short- to medium-haul inter-city
The order announced today increases firm orders for Q400/Q400
NextGen aircraft to 357 aircraft, with 245 delivered as of April
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