Russia’s Yakutia Airline (R3) will take delivery of three Bombardier Q300s this year, to be used on regional routes and replacing its Antonov An-24s. R3 did not disclose its leasing partner and previous aircraft operators but said the age of its fleet will not exceed 10 years. An airline spokesperson said the Q300’s fuel consumption is 45% lower than the An-24 and that the Canadian turboprops can operate in severe conditions of the Russian North, as well as land on ground ...

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