10 ATR 72-600s for UNI Air

EVA Air subsidiary, UNI Air, has signed a contract with ATR to purchase 10 ATR 72-600s, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2012.

The 10 aircraft, an order announced by ATR at the 2011 Paris Air Show without disclosing the customer’s identity, will be used by UNI Air to progressively replace the Dash 8-300s it now has in its fleet.

UNI Air chairman Tony Su commented, “We are pleased to update our regional fleet with the most modern aircraft on the market. The new ATR -600 series will enable us to give our passengers the highest standards of comfort and, at the same time, optimise our fuel and operating costs. We are looking forward to introducing our new ATR aircraft and operating them in Asia.”

ATR chief executive officer Filippo Bagnato added, “We are honoured to welcome UNI Air among our steadily growing ATR family. This contract confirms the attractiveness of our aircraft in the rapidly growing Asian region. In the last several years, Asia and the Pacific region have represented some 50% of our total order intake.”

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