Fleet information for consumers
Fleet Transition Plan
In late 2005, Horizon Air announced an order for 12 more 76-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. In 2006, Horizon exercised an option to add an additional Q400 to the order. All of these aircraft are now part of Horizon's fleet.
In late 2006, Horizon announced a plan to sublease up to 16 of its 37-seat Q200 aircraft to CommutAir in Platsburgh, N.Y. The first aircraft left Horizon in January, and the rest are scheduled to leave at the rate of one per month from March 2007 through May 2008.
In late 2006, Horizon and Frontier Airlines announced their mutual decision to end Horizon's Frontier JetExpress contract. The return of all nine aircraft that were deployed to Denver will be completed by December, 2007.
In April 2007, Horizon announced an order for an additional 15 Q400 aircraft,
with delivery continue through August 2009. As these Q400s arrive, Horizon
plans to phase out all of its remaining Q200 aircraft. In April 2008,
Horizon announced plans to phase out its CRJ-700 aircraft and move toward a single fuel-efficient, economically
advantageous fleet of Q400s.
The larger aircraft will allow Horizon to increase capacity to certain existing markets currently served with Q200s, expand into new markets, and offer customers even greater fare values in the future.