SEATTLE (AP )
Horizon Air said Sunday that it will return to 90 percent of normal operations this week, following several days of heavy cancellat ions whi le the company inspected its Bombardier Q-400 turboprops. The airline issued a new schedule that will be in effect from Tuesday through next Monday, after which it hopes to resume normal operations. Horizon canceled more than 120 flights on Wednesday and Thursday, and 97 on Friday about one-fifth of its schedule after landing-gear failures on two planes in Europe prompted Bombardier to order the grounding of all Q-400 planes with at least 10,000 flights. "With safety as our foremost consideration, we're working diligently to respond to directives from the manufacturers and regulatory authorities as we receive them," said Jeff Pinneo, Horizon president and CEO. "We remain focused on minimizing any inconvenience to our customers as we progress toward the restoration of our full flight schedule." Horizon flies 33 of the Bombardier turboprops and says it has not had any problems with its planes. Horizon is a subsidiary of Alaska Air, which has taken over some routes during the inspections. Horizon flies to 48 cities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Bri t ish Columbia and Alberta.