Bahamasair becomes new ATR customer ordering 5 ATR ‘-600’ aircraft at a cost of $100 million!
Nassau, Bahamas — Acting Prime Minister Hon. Philip Brave Davis along with his Cabinet is at this hour at LPIA to receive the first in a new fleet of aircrafts for Bahamasair.
The new generation ATRs will allow Bahamasair to upgrade its fleet allowing the airline to solidify excellent passenger experience on both domestic and regional routes from the airline’s main base at Nassau.
The 70-seat ATR 72-600s were noted by Mr. Davis to be the perfect solution to bolster and complement the airline’s current Boeing 737 fleet, while the 50-seat ATR 42-600s are very well adapted to connect Bahamas Islands. The ATR family commonality between the ATR 42s and ATR 72s represents a clear advantage for the airline, as it allows operating its fleet optimally, while minimizing operating costs.
Henry Woods, Chief Executive Officer of Bahamasair, underlined that “the choice of ATR -600 aircraft family was a strategic one for us. As we look to introduce a modern and fuel-efficient aircraft into our fleet, with its proven economics, reliability and passenger comfort, we have found the ATR-600 product family to perfectly support our plans to modernize our fleet providing a reliable service to our passengers.”
The remaining four aircrafts will be in the capital by April 2016.
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