Toulouse - Royal Air Maroc adds one more ATR 72-600 to its fleet. This will bring the total ATR 72-600s in the Moroccan carrier's fleet to six aircraft.

The airline expects to receive its sixth turboprop before the end of the year. It will be configured in the same bi-class layout as the airline’s current ATRs - 12 seats in Business and 58 seats in Economy.

Royal Air Maroc took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 in 2011 as the launch customer of the type. The Franco-Italian manufacturer has delivered over 500 ATR 72-600 since then.

ATR is currently the market leader in the turboprop regional aircraft segment thanks to its unbeatable operational cost, the largest and the most comfortable cabin of its class, operational flexibility, and highly improved avionics.

In 2018, ATR has delivered ATR 72-600s to Air Sénégal and Air Botswana in Africa. EWA Air and Royal Air Maroc will be the next customers to receive the aircraft before the year-end.

Africa and the Middle East will need 350 new turboprops to serve 300 new routes in the next 20 years according to ATR's market outlook.