China’s only specialized regional airline, China Express Airlines, has placed a firm order for three Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen airliners. It has also entered into conditional purchase agreements for five additional Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on eight more CRJ900 NextGens.

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The manufacturer puts a potential list-price value of US$70 million on Abu Dhabi Aviation’s deal for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, should the carrier firm its order.

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The aircraft represents the first ATR 600-Series turboprop delivered to Air Tahiti from its firm orders for three ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s, which Air Tahiti ordered in two separate deals in August 2010 and December 2012.

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Bombardier Aerospace announced the deal from Air Côte d’Ivoire ‒ which is the national airline of Ivory Coast ‒ on November 18, at the Dubai Airshow 2013.

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Sunrise Airways has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican Republic’s Junta de Aviacion Civil to operate regular charter flights between Port-Au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport and La Isabela International Airport near Santo Domingo.

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The carrier will deploy the new, slimline seats on hundreds of aircraft that fly within the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.

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Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen airliner, Bombardier Aerospace values the firm order at approximately US$32.2 million. The value could increase to $65.78 million should Luxair exercise its option.

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Delta’s new service to SEA from San Francisco and increased service from Los Angeles will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines, with the exception of one daily mainline flight from Los Angeles. Delta’s increased Las Vegas-Seattle service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines.

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Haitian regional airline Sunrise Airways has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba to operate regular charter flights between its home base in Port-au-Prince and Holguín, a resort city in southeastern Cuba, beginning this fall.

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The State College and Topeka flights will begin on January 7, 2014, and the Elmira service will begin on February 13, 2014.

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Silver Airways is launching new non-stop service from West Palm Beach to North Eleuthera and Freeport in The Bahamas on November 21. On the same day Silver Airways will begin operating twice-daily round-trips each weekday between Orlando and Tallahassee, and between West Palm Beach and Orlando.

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Delta Air Lines is launching daily non-stop service from Atlanta to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on December 21, as well as Saturday-only round-trips from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Air Canada will launch weekly non-stop flights on December 14 between Toronto and Eagle County Regional Airport, which serves Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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The twice-weekly flights will operate from December 18, 2013 through March 29, 2014. SkyWest Airlines will operate the flights for Alaska Airlines using 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.

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Under the Air Canada Express brand, Air Georgian will operate the three daily round-trips between Red Deer Regional Airport and Calgary International Airport using 18-seat Beech 1900D turboprops.

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The aircraft is the first of 20 firm ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliners ordered by Malaysia Airlines for Firefly in December 2012, MAS also taking options on 16 more for its other regional-airline subsidiary MASwings.

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Through its regional-airline partners Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines, Alaska Airlines is adding six routes to its network in November and December. Two of them are routes it has served before and another is a new winter-season route to a ski destination.

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The deal appears actually to represent HGI Aircraft Division taking over an identical transaction originally announced by Passaredo itself on May 22, 2012, when it took delivery of the first of four new ATR 72-600 regional airliners leased from Air Lease Corporation.

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Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen, Bombardier Aerospace values Horizon Air’s firm order ‒ which was announced on June 18 at the Paris Air Show 2013 ‒ at approximately US$98 million.

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At the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport, Embraer has announced four deals for its current E-Jets family.

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