The Bombardier Q400 club has a new member. Qazaq Air is now in its second week of operations with the Canadian made turboprop aircraft. Flying out of Astana, Kazakhstan, the airline uses three Q400s leased from the Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation Services leasing company.
Many of the 12 – all domestic – routes operated by the new aircraft are not served by any other carrier. “We will be connecting people and helping them benefit from the growth of the Kazakh economy,” project director Mr. Pollock of the airlines mother company Samruk Kazyna said.
The Q400 aircraft family includes over 60 owners and operators in almost 40 countries worldwide and the worldwide fleet has logged more than 6 million flight hours. The aircraft has transported more than 370 million passengers worldwide.
Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 546 Q400 aircraft.
Featured image: The Q400 NextGen turboprop of Qazaq Air (Image © Bombardier)