Air Tahiti has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600 turboprop.
The aircraft is part of the firm orders the carrier made in August 2010 and December 2012 for three ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s respectively, as part of its fleet renewal programme, says ATR.
Air Tahiti’s first ATR 42-600 is configured with 48 seats, and will be deployed on regional routes in French Polynesia and to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
“The ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 make unmatched operational savings and have one of the most comfortable cabins in their category. We are quite sure that the ATR '-600s' will fit in perfectly with Air Tahiti's plans for growth,” says Air Tahiti’s managing director Maté Galénon.
Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows that Air Tahiti operates two ATR 42-500s and seven ATR 72-500s.