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Aurigny receives first ATR 72-500

6th March 2009 - 07:36 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Guernsey-based carrier Aurigny Air Services has taken delivery of its first new ATR 72-500 from an order for two two of the type signed in summer 2007. With its new ATR 72-500s, configured with 72 seats and equipped with ATR's latest “Elegance Cabin”, Aurigny will replace two out of its current three ATR 72-200s. 

“We are pleased to launch the modernisation of our turboprop fleet with aircraft featuring the lowest operating costs and the most reduced environmental footprint in regional aviation," remerked Malcolm Hart, managing director of Aurigny Air Services. "We are really satisfied with the high degree of performance of our ATR aircraft since we started operating them in 2003. Now it is time to go one step forward, providing to our passengers new aircraft which have the highest standards of comfort available today.”

Since the beginning of the programme, ATR has sold 979 aircraft (420 ATR 42s and 559 ATR 72s).

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