DOMESTIC MALAYSIAN carrier Pelangi Air has ordered four Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8-200Qs and two larger -300s for delivery from April 1996. A further two Dash-8-300s are on option. The aircraft will replace Pelangi's three remaining Dornier 228s and two Fokker 50s, the disposal of which will be accomplished with help from Bombardier.

The deal follows Bombardier's recent sale of two Dash 8-200/300s to start-up Malaysian carrier Saeaga Air. The Kota Kinabalu-based airline has also bought a Canadair RJ, and plans to buy four more RJs by the end of 1996 for use on regional routes.

Destinations include Davao City in the Philippines, Manado and Balikpapan in Indonesia, and possible longer-range charter services to Macau, Subic Bay and Bangkok.


Source: Flight International