Colombian airline EasyFly and turboprop manufacturer ATR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of five ATR -600 series aircraft.
The carrier, which became an ATR operator in 2014, will buy three ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s. The new ATR 72-600 aircraft will be used mainly for point-to-point operations from Bucaramanga while the ATR 42-600s will be used to further expand current operations.
“EasyFly has experienced double-digit traffic and revenue growth every year since the incorporation of ATR aircraft into our fleet and we intend to continue our development by acquiring both the ATR 42-600 and 72-600,” said Alfonso Avila, EasyFly President.
“EasyFly will become both an ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 operator, taking advantage of the superior economics of this aircraft family, allowing them to expand their operations and renew their fleet, with the lowest possible risk,” said ATR Chief Executive Officer, Christian Scherer. “Colombia’s domestic market still offers room for the development of point-to-point operations and EasyFly will continue to satisfy this demand, meeting the needs of its passengers and increasing connectivity.”