Posted on: 07 October 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600, also the first to be delivered to a Latin American customer.
Azul has 30 ATR 72-600s on order, with options for 10 more. In addition to its ATR 72s, the airline operates a jet fleet of Embraer 190s and 195s.
David Neeleman, founder and chairman of the board of Azul, declared, “We are delighted to introduce the new ATR -600 series in Brazil and to be among the very first operators of the newest generation turboprops in the world. In addition to offering our passengers the highest standards of comfort, we are committed to making flying more accessible to Brazilian customers in terms of both frequency and cost. This aircraft fits this mission perfectly.”