5J Orders New ATR

Upgrades Fleet to 18, with 10 Options

16 June 2015

Le Bourget, – Low cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) has ordered 16 brand new ATR 72-600 from Airbus subsidiary Aerei da Trasporto Regionale(ATR), at the Paris Air Show.

The European Turboprop aircraft manufacturer said the order includes options to acquire an additional 10 ATR 72-600, valuing the total aircraft order at US$673 million, based on current list prices.

The airline said the new fleet will replace the existing fleet of eight ATR 72-500 which will be returned to aircraft lessors as the new aircraft enter service from August 2018.

The aircraft manufacturer said the new turboprop plane will feature the Armonia cabin consisting of 78 slim-line seats and wider overhead bins offering 30% more stowage space.

Cebu Pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei said their expanded turboprop fleet is destined mostly to bridge thin routes in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The ATR 72–600 prototype first flew on July 24, 2009 and has 100 airframes flying around the globe.

No comments:

Post a Comment