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Toronto’s Porter Airlines to buy three more Bombardier Q400 turboprops

Valued at US$93 million at list prices, the deal brings the total size of Porter's Q400 fleet to 29



The new order will add three planes to Porter Airlines' roster, bringing the total size of the airline's fleet to 29. PHOTO: Bombardier

The new order will add three planes to Porter Airlines’ roster, bringing the total size of the airline’s fleet to 29. PHOTO: Bombardier

TORONTO—Canadian regional operator Porter Airlines, which runs flights out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport just south of the city’s downtown, has signed an agreement to buy three more Bombardier Q400 turboprops to add to its 26-plane fleet.

Valued at approximately US$93 million at list prices, the buy will allow Porter to continue building out its network.

“The Toronto-built Bombardier Q400 aircraft is everything you could ask for in a turboprop,” Robert Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO, said. “It is an important component of our award-winning customer experience. The combination of operating efficiency, speed, very low noise levels inside and out, and excellent passenger appeal are unbeatable.”

Exclusively flying the Bombardier turboprops from the city’s sometimes controversial island airport, Porter touts its proximity to downtown Toronto as one of its main selling features.

The airline helped Billy Bishop move a record 2.5 million passengers in 2015.

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