Posted on: 11 February 2014 by Mark Howells
ATR and Binter Canarias have announced a contract for airline to buy six firm ATR 72-600s, deliveries of which will begin in 2015.
With this contract, the airline begins the renewal process of its current fleet of 18 ATR 72s, which have been operating the carrier’s inter-Canary Islands network for many years. Binter Canarias actually operated its first ATR aircraft in the late 1980s. Last year, the airline obtained a major recognition from the European Regional Airlines Association (ERA), by winning Regional Airline of the Year Gold Award.
ATR’s chief executive officer, Filippo Bagnato, commented, “We are honoured by the fact that an airline operating an almost exclusive fleet of ATR aircraft obtained the Gold Award as Regional Airline of the Year in Europe last year. This is also a major recognition of the quality, modernity and operational capabilities of our aircraft. We are particularly proud of having built up such an outstanding partnership for more than two decades.”