Airstream arranges Caribbean Airlines Q300s sale

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Airstream International Group has arranged the sale of five Bombardier Q300 aircraft on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago's Caribbean Airlines.

The aircraft were acquired by a US-based investor, confirms Airstream.

Two aircraft were built in 1997, one in 1998, another in 1999 while the remaining aircraft was manufactured in 2001, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.

One aircraft (MSN 487) was originally sold to Caribbean Airlines by Austrian Airlines in a transaction arranged by Airstream in 2002.

The other MSNs are 489, 499, 538 and 557, Ascend shows.

Caribbean Airlines selected the ATR 72-600 model in September 2010 to replace its Q300 aircraft fleet.

The regional carrier will use the new aircraft to boost passenger capacity and develop new routes and frequencies within Trinidad and Tobago.

Including these transactions, Airstream says it has sold or placed on lease 14 aircraft since the beginning of this year.