Air New Zealand announced an order for an additional ATR 72-600 at a delivery ceremony for the type at the Paris Air Show.
The new ATR aircraft will join airline’s existing fleet of six ATR 72-600s and 11 ATR 72-500s. The new aircraft will enter service in July across Air New Zealand's regional domestic network.
Since 2011, Air New Zealand has purchased 14 ATR 72-600s. Deliveries will continue until 2017.
Once delivered, Air New Zealand will have 25 ATR aircraft in its fleet, including 11 ATR 72-500s and 14 ATR 72-600s.
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said: “The addition of a new ATR aircraft to our fleet forms an essential component of our plan to revamp regional operations aimed at delivering sustainable air services and lower prices for customers.
We believe the ATR product is the way forward for us. The aircraft are economical to operate, and provide our customers with a modern, bright and comfortable cabin space.”
(Linda Blachly - ATWOnline News)