UZHNO-SAKHALINSK. April 17. VOSTOK-MEDIA - The first in Russia plane DHC-8-300 belonged to the Canadian company ‘Bombardier’ will carry out commercial passenger transportation in Sakhalin.
It was acquired on a lease as part of the aircraft fleet upgrade program, executed by the administration of the region and ‘SAP’ company. Today the airplane took a first flight Uzhno-Sakhalinsk – Oha – Uzhno Sakhalinsk.
The market price of the plane is 8 to 10 $ million. It is capable of 50 passengers and has 1500 km flight range.
The new plane is supposed to be used in the interregional airlines.