TORONTO --- Bombardier Aerospace announced today that All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Tokyo, Japan, one of the country’s biggest domestic airlines, has placed a firm order for two additional 74-seat Bombardier Q400* turboprop airliners, the second such follow-on order from ANA in five months.
The order represents the conversion of two options, and increases ANA’s firm Bombardier Q400 orders to eight aircraft. ANA has taken delivery of three Bombardier Q400 aircraft to date.
ANA group’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft are based at Osaka’s Itami airport and started revenue service on November 1st, 2003 on the Osaka-Kochi route.
“This order is confirmation that on short- and medium-length regional airline routes, the Bombardier Q400’s operating economics and profit potential are exceptional,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft.
The Bombardier Q400 order book, including 103 firm orders, options and conditional orders, totals 193 aircraft. As of December 31, 2003 78 have been delivered and are in operation with 11 customers throughout North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 were $21.2 billion Cdn.
ANA Signs for 2 More Bombardier Q400 Turboprops for Regional Fleet Expansion