ATR has finalised the sale of another ATR 72-600 to Gabonese airline Afrijet, to be delivered before the end of the year.
The order will bring the -600 fleet size to six ATR 72-600 by 2023, allowing the opening of new routes and increasing frequency.
Afrijet CEO, Marc Gaffajoli, said: “Regional connectivity has a significant impact on local economies and community integration. To be effective in Africa an aircraft has to be cost-efficient, reliable and versatile. Moreover, the unique terrain in which Afrijet operates, comprising of the Congo rainforest – the world’s second largest tropical forest after the Amazon – makes an even stronger reason to select the most responsible aircraft on the market for such essential connections.”
Fabrice Vautier, ATR senior vice president commercial, said: “Most traffic in Africa is concentrated on a few well served routes and there is a real need to connect secondary cities. Afrijet is able to do just that, providing a reliable and comfortable service to local communities. Accelerating the transition of its fleet to purchase the latest generation of ATR aircraft, is a clear demonstration of Afrijet’s strong business strategy and commitment to sustainable aviation”.
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