Afrijet Airlines orders ATR72-500s

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Nigerian carrier Afrijet Airlines has signed a heads of agreement covering the purchase of four ATR72-500s with ATR.

With the signature for these 68-seat aircraft, Afrijet becomes a new ATR customer and the third to operate ATRs in Nigeria with Overland Airways and Nigerian Air Force.

It currently operates a four aircraft fleet including one Boeing MD82, one MD83 and two Fokker F27 aircraft.

Afrijet Airlines will reinforce its domestic network and expand its regional operations with the new aircraft.

Afrijet Airlines' MD Captain William Berry Noelle: "We need aircraft that can ensure the lowest operating costs given the current economic environment, and for ensuring our long term success in the future even in the face of expected future increases in fuel costs. We are convinced that the ATRs will strongly contribute to the growth of our airline".