Sky Work Airlines of Bern, Switzerland has placed a firm order for one Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliner, Bombardier Aerospace announced today.
The value of the order based on the Q400 aircraft list price is approximately $25.6 million US.
“We selected the Bombardier Q400 to provide increased capacity because of its extremely low operating costs, remarkable 360 knot (667 km/h) speed, good runaway performances and outstanding passenger comfort,” said Alex Gribi, President, Sky Work Airlines.
“The Q400 turboprop continues to attract new customers and to set the standard for regional air transport,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “I thank Sky Work Airlines for its confidence in Bombardier and the Q400 aircraft.
The Sky Work Group operates several business jets and Sky Work Airlines currently operates a Fairchild-Dornier 328 aircraft and flies scheduled and charter routes to several points in Europe.
Sky Work Airlines is the ninth European operator for the Q400 aircraft and joins Augsburg Airlines of Germany, Austrian arrows, FlyBE of the United Kingdom, Luxair of Luxemburg, SAS of Sweden, M1 Travel/Flybaboo of Switzerland, Sécurité Civile of France and Widerøe of Norway. Those carriers are operating or have on firm order, 95 Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
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