ATR and Air Algerie celebrated the delivery of the first new ATR 72-600 for Air Algerie on Tuesday 22 December. What’s worth even more celebrating, is that its ATR ‘s 200th ATR -600 aircraft delivery.
Air Algerie ordered three ATR 72-600s earlier this year. The triplets will join an existing fleet of 12 ATR 72-500s currently operating at the airline. The deliveries will continue until June 2016.
“This first ATR 72-600 for Air Algerie is the 200th ATR-600 for ATR. This double milestone marks a strong momentum in our relationship with Air Algerie, one of the fast growing airlines in the region,” said Patrick de Castelbajac, ATR Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident that the reliable and proven ATR 72-600 combining the lowest operating costs with the highest levels of passenger comfort, will play a major role in Air Algerie’s growth.”
Air Algerie first flew ATRs in 2003 and is today one of the long-term ATR customers in Africa and Middle East.