Philippine Airlines has received the first Bombardier Q400 configured with 86 seats in two classes.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced the delivery of the first dual-class, 86 seat Q400 turboprop aircraft to Philippine Airlines at its facility in Toronto, Canada.
Philippine Airlines’ new Q400 aircraft is configured with 86 seats in economy and premium economy classes with a 29-inch and 33-inch seat pitch, respectively. The aircraft, delivered on 20th July, is scheduled to enter into service within two weeks.
The aircraft is part of Philippine Airlines’ purchase agreement announced on 8th December 2016, which included a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven. The four remaining aircraft from that order are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2017.
Following the exercise of the purchase rights announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show, Philippine Airlines now has firm orders for 12 Q400 aircraft.