May 22, 2012
Brazil’s Passaredo Linhas Aéreas introduces ATR 72-600 into its fleet
Brazilian carrier Passaredo Linhas Aéreas introduced the new ATR 72-600 into its fleet. The airline and US-based leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) have entered into an agreement for the introduction of four ATR 72-600s, and on May 22nd took delivery of the very first of these aircraft at the ATR facilities in Toulouse, France. On the occasion of this delivery ceremony, ATR and Passaredo officially unveiled as well that they signed a contract for the purchase of ten ATR 72-600s plus ten options, valued at some $450m. The airline will introduce the four ATRs leased from ALC and the ten firm aircraft booked with the aircraft manufacturer progressively in 2012, 2013 and 2014, thus bringing to 14 its total fleet of ATR 72-600s. In addition to this fleet of ATR 72-600s, Passaredo will also start operating this year two leased ATR 72-500s.