JedAir sources Bombardier turboprops from Voyageur Airways

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Nigerian carrier JedAir and Voyageur Airways have signed a joint venture agreement in which the Canadian operator will provide Bombardier Dash 8 Q300/400s for Nigerian operations.

As part of the terms of the agreement, Voyageur will provide the aircraft, maintenance and technical expertise, while JedAir will operate the aircraft and provide crew and ground handling for the aircraft operations.

According to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database, Voyageur operates 10 Bombardier CRJ200s, four Dash 7s and six Q300s.

Voyageur Airways also provides chartered aircraft to the United Nations and NATO, for operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, the Ivory Coast and Sudan.

According to JedAir's commercial director, Cory Cousineau, the aircraft will be positioned in Nigeria in the first quarter of this year.

Last month, JedAir's air transport license was renewed for a further term of five years.