PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with Q400 aircraft
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops
Aug 20, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline has acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party.
“Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft till date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market. Our recent momentum on the pre-owned aircraft market worldwide is a clear indication that our products are addressing a growing need for regional air transportation, especially in emerging markets” said David Speirs, VP - asset management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“Our market penetration in Africa continues to intensify, and we are pleased to welcome Passion Air as the first commercial airline operating a Bombardier regional aircraft in the Republic of Ghana,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, VP - sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. The airline will operate the three Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration on domestic routes.
“The Q400 offers the performance and flexibility that we need to further develop our network. With a range that unlocks great opportunities for us, we are confident that we will capitalize on a larger market, which extends to 12 countries and over 180 million potential passengers out of Accra,” said Edward Annan, CEO, PassionAir.
PassionAir as start off, will operate flights domestically, with plans of expanding our services to the West African sub-region in the medium term.