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New Chinese airline acquires Q400s

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 6, 2013
A file image of a Q400.
A file image of a Q400.

A new Chinese regional airline to be named Sutong Airlines is acquiring 30 Bombardier Q400s. The new airline’s parent, Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry Co., Ltd, has signed a letter of intent with Bombardier for a fleet of 30 Q400s with which Sutong will start operations form 2015.

“With its regional aviation model set to revolutionise air service in Jiangsu, one of China’s most affluent and fast-growing provinces, Sutong Airlines will not only make traveling increasingly convenient for the people of Jiangsu, but will also bring tremendous economic benefits to the economies and communities of the province,” said Zhou Binzhen, president, Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry Co., Ltd.

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