Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first Q400 74-seat turboprop airliner to Lynx Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. of Denver, Colorado. The order for 10 Q400 aircraft plus options on 10 additional Q400 aircraft was announced on September 6, 2006.
The 360-knot (667 km/h) Q400 airliner is the first turboprop to be operated by the Frontier family of airlines. Frontier Airlines, together with its regional jet partners, currently operate 280 mainline and regional jet flights a day to 58 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Lynx Aviation Q400 aircraft will be used to develop new flying from Frontier’s Denver hub to points in Colorado and surrounding states in order to bring additional passengers to the mainline and regional jet network.
As of today, firm orders for the Q400 airliner stand at 254 aircraft. As of April 30, 2007, 152 of these had been delivered to operators in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
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