The Q400 offers the best of both worlds: able to either fly slower to minimize fuel burn or faster to maximize productivity. At lower speeds, it offers the same trip cost as competing turboprops, with up to 14 more seats. At higher speeds, the Q400 delivers over 30% cost advantage compared to the jet aircraft it often replaces.
The Q400 has the lowest fuel consumption per passenger of any turboprop in the industry, making it an efficient and greener option. On a 500 nautical mile journey, the Q400 consumes 3 liters of fuel per seat per 100 km, which is comparable to any other modern aircraft flying today.