Bombardier Aerospace recently announced that Hawaii Island Air, Inc. has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners and has also taken options for four additional Q400 NextGen aircraft.
The aircraft will be delivered with a dual-class, 71-seat configuration. Island Air is one of Hawaii’s leading regional airlines and second oldest carrier.
Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen airliner, the firm order is valued at approximately $60.9 million. The value could increase to $188 million should Island Air exercise all its options.
“We are pleased to partner with Bombardier as Island Air moves to redefine regional travel within the Hawaiian Islands and offer our passengers the premium product they expect," said Larry Ellison, Island Air’s owner, in a written release. "The Q400 NextGen aircraft is clearly the most suitable airliner for Island Air and will provide a superior passenger experience coupled with unbeatable performance. My experience with Bombardier over the years has been nothing but positive which has further led to our selection of the Q400 NextGen aircraft for the next chapter of Island Air."