Air France’s regional subsidiary HOP! is bolstering its fleet with the introduction of the first of five new-generation ATR 72-600s as part of an agreement with the Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). The new aircraft will join HOP!’s 24-strong ATR fleet, with the remaining aircraft expected to be delivered before the end of this year. The five modern ATR 72-600s will gradually replace the former ATR 72-500s as part of HOP!’s long-term strategy aiming at fleet modernization and network improvements. The ATRs currently in operation already demonstrated that they are productive, flexible and eco-efficient aircraft to serve short-haul market segments, while offering superior passenger comfort and a reduced environmental footprint.