Posted on: 12 July 2011 by Mark Howells
Israir has taken delivery of the first of two ATR 72-500s it has on order, which will be used to enhance the airline’s domestic network, adding to its current fleet of three ATR 42-320s and two Airbus A320s.
The second ATR 72-500 is scheduled for delivery at the end of July. The two aircraft will enable the airline to increase its capacity and the number of flights operating on its main route from Tel Aviv Sde Dov (City Airport) to Eilat (Red Sea Resort).
David Kaminitz, chairman of Israir, commented, “The entry into service of our new ATR 72-500 marks a new development phase for Israir and IDB Tourism. With these new aircraft, we will be able to offer a greater quality of service to our passengers, providing them with more choice and improved comfort. In addition, these 72-seat planes will enable us to reduce operating costs per seat”.