March 13, 2014
Etihad Regional leases four ATR 72-500 aircraft
Etihad Regional announced a multi-million dollar agreement to lease four ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will see the carrier boost its regional fleet to 12 and support its rapidly expanding network. All four aircraft are scheduled for delivery between April and June 2014, with the first touching down at Geneva International Airport on April 1st. The airline currently operates a fleet of eight 50-seat Saab 2000 turboprop aircraft. Etihad Regional will configure each aircraft with 68 seats. Passenger comfort will be second to none thanks to a well-designed cabin and large overhead bins. The lease of the aircraft was arranged by Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest turboprop leasing company headquartered in Billund, Denmark.