Air New Zealand is ordering two additional firm ATR 72-600s with two options. Since the start of 2023, the Franco-Italian manufacturer will have garnered 24 firm sales and four options.
Air New Zealand takes over the ATR 72-600
Air New Zealand has made a firm order for two additional ATR 72-600s with two options. Deliveries are announced for the second half of 2024 and the beginning of 2025. The devices will be powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW127XT which allows an additional reduction in fuel consumption (3% better compared to the previous version) .
4th largest ATR fleet in the world
The airline had 29 ATR 72-600s in its fleet last February with an average age of 6 years and 23 Q300s that will one day have to be replaced since the average age of these Q300s is over 16 years old. With the two additional ATR 72-600s, Air New Zealand will operate the 4th largest ATR fleet in the world. The first is Wings Air, a regional subsidiary of Lion Air, with more than 70 examples of which around fifty are in service, followed by
at the Brazilian Azul Airlines with the acquisition of the regional company TRIP Linhas Aéreas (fifty aircraft of all generations), followed by American Eagle (39) and