Posted on: 16 September 2015 by Mark Howells
Binter has taken delivery of the first of 12 ATR 72-600 aircraft which the carrier ordered from the OEM in two different contracts signed in 2014 and earlier this year.
Introducing the ATR 600s series aircraft will allow Binter to upgrade its fleet – which currently consists of 16 ATR 72-500s – and enable the airline to continue providing inter-island connections in the Canary Islands and international routes to Madeira, Marrakech, Casablanaca, Agadir and El Aaioun.
“Our aim is to keep and even further enhance the standards of quality in the inter-islands operations, thus responding to our commitment with the Canary Islands,” remarked Binter’s president, Pedro Agustin del Castillo. “We have been successfully operating ATRs for more than 25 years, and bringing the latest ATR -600s is a natural step forward in our long-standing partnership. We will be pleased to offer to our passengers the latest standards of comfort available in the ATR -600 series aircraft, and we are convinced that these aircraft are the right tool to expand our services to countries around the Canary Islands archipelago.”
Patrick de Castelbajac, CEO of ATR, declared, “The ATR aircraft feature outstanding operational results on short routes and on small and short runways, thus being the perfect tool to ensure air connectivity in archipelagos. For many years, ATR aircraft have built up a strong reputation for inter-island operations, and we are honoured that such a long-standing partner as Binter is now introducing the many advantages of the ATR -600s into its fleet.”
Binter’s ATR 72-600s are configured with 70 seats.