Philippine Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire up to 12 Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
The deal for the 86-seat turboprop, revealed earlier today (October 14), is part of the flag carrier’s plans to reshape its domestic travel strategy.
The two parties will now work together on agreeing a firm purchasing agreement.
“Integrating the extra-capacity, two-class Q400 aircraft into its operations is the ideal solution for Philippine Airlines as it reshapes its domestic air travel strategy,” said Fred Cromer, president of the Canadian OEM’s commercial aircraft division.
Bombardier said demand for its regional jets have grown in the Asia-Pacific region, where approximately 190 aircraft – including more than 165 Dash8/Q Series turboprops — are in service or on order with 25 customers and operators.
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