July 25, 2013
Malaysia’s MASwings takes delivery of first ATR 72-600
Malaysia Airlines’ regional subsidiary MASwings took delivery of its very first ATR 72-600 aircraft. The aircraft was delivered in a handover ceremony held at the ATR’s facilities in Toulouse. Malaysia Airlines and ATR inked a deal in late 2012 for the purchase of a total of 36 ATR 72-600s (20 firm orders plus 16 options) to be operated by the airline’s regional subsidiaries, MASwings and Firefly. Based on the agreement between ATR and Malaysia Airlines, MASwings –which currently operates a fleet of 10 ATR 72-500s-, will introduce 9 ATR 72-600s until 2017, mostly for further expanding its total fleet.