LV-7772 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 677 times:
Going over Bombardier's website I've noticed that Horizon Air has ordered both the Q400 and CRJ700. They both have the same capacity. My question is, what's the advantage for Horizon to have these two aircraft? How did they come to the conclusion of having 70 seater turbo prop and a 70 seater jet?
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 644 times:
Wahoo! I can answer that.
The Q400 is basically going to be used on the shuttle routes that need extra seats for high demand. IE: PDX-SEA, SEA-YVR, SEA/PDX-GEG, BOI etc. The Seattle shuttle flights are our big money maker and the F-28 gets horrible gas mileage. So, yes essentially the 250 mile range.
The CRJ (IF THEY EVER GET HERE!!!!!!!!) will be used on the existing jet routes, Montana, So. Cal, Mid-Cal, etc.
As for the 37 seat Q200's they'll continue on with the smaller airport feeder routs and I'm sure do some shuttle duty.