Binter announces repeat order for additional six ATR72-600s

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The carrier sets out to upgrade its fleet, commits to quality and suitability of ATRs for its short-haul operations
Spain’s Canary Islands airline Binter today signed an agreement for the purchase of additional six new ATR 72-600 aircraft, following their first batch for six ATR 72-600s in February 2014, bringing total orders for ATR aircraft to thirty.

The new ATR order is a part of the Binter’s fleet modernization and network improvements program. By progressively replacing its current fleet of aging turboprops with the modern and fuel efficient ATR-600s, the airline will significantly reduce operating and maintenance costs, gain further in profitability and offer more comfort to its passengers due to its enhanced seats design.Deliveries of the 72-seat ATR-600 aircraft commence this year and will be completed by 2017. Binter currently operates a fleet of 16 ATR 72-500s.“For nearly two decades, the ATR have proven to be the right choice for Binter’s inter-island operations”, said Alfredo Morales, Binter Executive Member of the Board. “This additional ATR order underpins our strategic objectives on quality and operational economics. Superior comfort levels are guaranteed through the new Armonia cabin, enhancing customer satisfaction. That is our top priority.”

Patrick de Castelbajac, ATR Chief Executive Officer added: “We are pleased that Binter further confirms its confidence in the ATR 72-600 as the best aircraft for their successful daily operations. The winning combination of efficiency, reliability and comfort provided by the ATR-600s airplanes continues to delight customers and passengers worldwide and will do so for many years to come, with our consistent investment in the aircraft family.”

Le Bourget, Monday 15 June 2015

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