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PARIS 2009: Royal Air Maroc firms up agreement for 8 ATR -600 series aircraft

16th June 2009 - 20:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Royal Air Maroc and ATR have signed a firm contract for the airline to buy four ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s, plus options for two additional ATR 72-600s. This contract follows an agreement announced in March 2009.

The aircraft will be operated by Royal Air Maroc Express, the new regional subsidiary of the airline, which will be launched in the coming weeks and has been created in co-operation with the Moroccan Public Authorities.

The deliveries of these aircraft will start in 2011. Meanwhile, to ease the launch of Royal Air Maroc Express, the airline will lease four ATR 72-200s from ATR. The first ATR 72-200 is currently being prepared for delivery.

The ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s, configured with 48 and 70-seats respectively, will feature an enhanced cabin in order to offer higher comfort to the passengers.

Photo: Driss Benhima, president of Royal Air Maroc (right) and Stéphane Mayer, ATR CEO, sign the contract.

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