27 February 2012

Island Air To Upgrade Fleet

In a move to upgrade their fleet, Island Air is switching to the European-made ATR turbo-props. The inter-island carrier's Dash8-100s will be phased out as they receive both the ATR42 and ATR72. They are also wet-leasing a Pen Air SF340B as N809WP is reaching its service limits.


Moku Pics said...

Great news! After years of waiting for the place to go out of business, they look as if they will be improving the experience of the customers and crews. It's not as good as the Q400 but a huge improvement over the worn out DHC-8-100.

All the best to everyone at WP!

A proud WP alumnus

Anonymous said...

WOW! I have to say, when they returned their Q400 a few years back I honestly thought that Island Air was going to die a slow death. This is wonderful news! I'm glad they are upgrading their equipment to compete! Hopefully the ATRs work out well. I know they'll look amazing in their island livery!

Congrats and well wishes to Island Air!