Colgan To Fly Q400s

 - March 8, 2007, 4:22 AM

Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air will fly fifteen 74-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops under a 10-year capacity purchase agreement that Colgan’s new owner, Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines, signed with Continental Airlines last month. The deal will see Colgan fly the new airplanes, scheduled for delivery from this December through June of next year, from Continental’s Newark, N.J. hub starting next January. A new code-share deal Pinnacle signed with Northwest Airlines in January freed the Memphis-based regional and its subsidiaries to fly for other major airlines.