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airBaltic to transition to an all-Bombardier fleet with four additional Q400s

Nordic Aviation Capital A/S (NAC) (Billund, Denmark) has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire four Q400 NextGen airliners.

The four aircraft will be operated by airBaltic (Riga, Latvia) and will join eight DHC-8-402 (Q400) NextGen airliners ordered directly from Bombardier as the airline transitions to an all-Bombardier fleet.

In December 2012, airBaltic announced it was in the process of transitioning to an all-Bombardier fleet of CSeries and Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline has placed a firm order for 10 CS300 aircraft and holds purchase rights on a further 10 CS300 airliners. These aircraft will replace older Boeing 737 and Fokker 50 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BAY (msn 4331) taxies at Zurich.

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Spring Airlines challenges China Eastern and Cathay Pacific on the Shanghai-Hong Kong route

Spring Airlines (Shanghai) added the mainline Shanghai-Hong Kong route on September 27. The low-cost carrier is challenging incumbents China Eastern Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways on the route.

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Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Airbus A320-214 D-AXAQ (msn 4331) rotates at Hamburg (Finkenwerder). The airliner became B-6705 on delivery.