Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops.
Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $66.8 million US.
Qazaq Air is a young, dynamically growing regional airline in Kazakhstan, 100% of which is owned by Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Welfare Fund. Their fleet currently consists of three new Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Qazaq Air): Qazaq Air Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494) ALA (Rob Finlayson). Image: 934126.
Bombardier (Montreal and Toronto) today issued this statement about Qazaq Air (Almaty) becoming a new Q400 operator:
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Qazaq Air to the family of Q400 aircraft operators.
Qazaq Air, a subsidiary of Samruk Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, has announced that it will launch domestic service in Kazakhstan with three Bombardier Q400 aircraft leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC (Abu Dhabi).
Many of the 12 routes on which the Q400 aircraft will operate are not currently served by any other carrier.
The first aircraft to be painted is Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494).