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Fiji Link takes first ATR 72-600

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 4, 2014
Fiji Link's first ATR 72-600. (ATR)
Fiji Link’s first ATR 72-600. (ATR)

Fiji Airways regional carrier Fiji Link has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 regional turboprop at a ceremony in Toulouse.

The aircraft is leased from Avation PLC, and will be based at Suva. It is the first element of an expansion plan for the carrier on domestic and regional services to Apia and other island destinations.

“These increases in frequency and capacity demonstrate our commitment to build a global, connected network,” Fiji Airways Group Managing Director and CEO, Stefan Pichler said in a statement. “This larger capacity modern ATR turboprop comes in the right moment in the airline’s new operational schedule. Only six months after the announcement of the airline’s fleet optimization and restructuring fuelled by the growth in domestic and regional traffic in the past years, Fiji Link is ready to offer its customers more choice and flexibility of flights, as well as unparalleled passenger comfort.”

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