Guadeloupe - Air Caraibes continues to renew its regional fleet. On December 11, the company received a second ATR 72-600 in Guadeloupe.
The aircraft replaces an ATR 72-500 and will allow the company to increase its capacity and competitiveness in the West Indies.
Just one year after the arrival of the first ATR 72-600, on December 11, Air Caraibes received its second ATR 72-600. The brand new aircraft landed at the Guadeloupe-Pôle Caraibes airport at 17:00 local time, after taking off from the ATR factory in Toulouse.
The regional airline operator indicates that this device comes to replace an ATR 72-500 and is part of an order of several ATR 72-600 signed in 2014. Last year, ATR mentioned an order from the company for a total of three ATR 72-600s, deliverable by 2019.
Like the first, this second ATR 72-600 is equipped with 74 leather seats, 4 more than the ATR 72-500 of which Air Caraibes now operates three copies.
The ATR 72-600, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines providing the lowest fuel consumption per seat in its class (2.6 L / 100 km). The company is increasing the capacity of its regional network while improving the competitiveness of its fleet.
Olivier Besnard, CEO of the Air Caraibes, said that this acquisition is a further proof of the company's desire to offer the best service in the regional market.
Olivier Besnard also stressed the commitment of the Air Caraibe's in establishing a modern fleet and strengthening its network.
Air Caraibes has been operating ATRs for more than sixteen years.