Island Air takes delivery of a Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400)

Island Air (Honolulu) is again a Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) operator. The pictured DHC-8-402 (Q400) N681WP (msn 4543) was delivered on December 20, 2016. The second Q400, registered as N682WP (msn 4546) was handed over on January 5, 2017.It is seen in Honolulu on December 29, 2016 in another new livery after its ferry flight from Oakland.

The aircraft are being delivered with a dual-class, 71-seat configuration.As previously reported on March 31, 2014, Island Air placed a firm order for two Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) NextGen turboprop airliners and also took options for four additional Q400 NextGen aircraft.

The airline took delivery of its first two Bombardier Q400s in 2006. However in September 2006 the airline announced that it was withdrawing the aircraft from its inter-island service the following month.

This new batch of Q400s will replace its older ATR 72-200s.

Island Air is Hawaii’s leading regional airline and second oldest carrier.

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