Aeromar signs for eight firm ATR -600 series aircraft

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 14, 2016 23:41

Aeromar signs for eight firm ATR -600 series aircraft

The turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR and the Mexican carrier Aeromar has signed a contract for the purchase of eight firm ATR -600 series aircraft (six ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s). The deal also includes options for six additional ATR 72-600s.

The ATR 42-600s will be configured with 48 seats and the ATR 72-600s will have a capacity of 72 passengers. With the introduction of these latest-generation turboprop aircraft, the airline will progressively replace and upgrade its current fleet, which today includes nine ATR 42-500s, four ATR 42-300s and two ATR 72-600s. The aircraft will also enable Aeromar to add passenger capacity to boost a number of main routes and create new connections to its regional network across the country. The first of the new ATR -600s will arrive in December 2016. Aeromar is a long-standing partner of ATR, having been operating ATR aircraft for almost 30 years, since it was founded in 1987.

Commenting on the deal, Andrés Fabre, Chief Executive Officer of Aeromar, stated: “The ATR aircraft represent the most cost-effective solution for our short-haul network. With a renewed fleet based upon the ATR -600s, our passengers will experience the most modern standards of comfort and service. We are very pleased to further develop this longstanding and highly successful partnership with ATR. We both share a commitment to safety and the passion for technology with an environmental-friendly conscience”.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 14, 2016 23:41