Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Malaysia Airlines Firms Order for ATR 72-600s
Malaysian national carrier Malaysia Airlines placed a firm order for 20 ATR 72-600s, with options for 16 additional aircraft. The order is valued at over $840 million including the options, ATR said in a statement.
The airline first signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2012 for the order. The new planes will be operated by Firefly and MASwings, regional subsidiaries of Malaysia Airlines.
“We have been partnering with ATR for the last five years, and we are really satisfied with the outstanding performance and the commercial results that our ATR 72s provide to our growing community networks. The ATR aircraft are clearly playing an important role in the development of Malaysia Airlines, as they connect regional destinations and enable us to feed larger aircraft at our main hubs,” said Ahmad Jauhari, CEO of Malaysia Airlines.
ATR said deliveries of the new 72-600s would begin later this year. More