Continental Airlines yesterday placed its first Q400 into service at its Newark hub. CO said the 74-seat turboprop is ideal for the airport "as it will allow more extensive use of alternative approach and departure routes and will enable flight operations at lower altitudes." Colgan Air, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, will operate the aircraft as Continental Connection. CO has a 10-year capacity purchase agreement with Pinnacle under which Colgan will operate 15 Q400s out of EWR and ...

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