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Mon, 27 Nov 2017

Mandarin Airlines Takes Delivery of First ATR 72-600

Mandarin Airlines, the regional subsidiary of Taiwan’s China Airlines, has taken delivery of the first of nine ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Mandarin Airlines ATR 72-600. Click to enlarge.

Jenny Tsao, President of Mandarin Airlines said, “The ATR 72–600 features several strengths, with fuel-efficiency as the major point. These enable Mandarin Airlines to operate domestic flights with higher efficiency and more profitability. With ATR 72-600s joining the fleet, Mandarin Airlines will significantly increase the flight frequencies on each domestic route and then introduce some potential new sectors afterwards. The ATR 72-600 contributes to increased flight frequencies so as to enhance passenger service, allowing passengers to benefit from, for example, three to five daily flights instead of one to two daily currently. Intensive flight frequency is a main goal as we introduce ATRs into our market.”

ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian Scherer, said, “It is always a special moment when we welcome a new operator into our fleet. After careful consideration of all alternatives Mandarin Airlines have chosen the best aircraft in regional aviation, the ATR – which is most gratifying. When this choice is made by a national flag carrier, namely China Airline’s Mandarin, we are all the more honoured.”

 ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 kg
Maximum load: 7,500 kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)

Related news: China Airlines to Resume London Flights on 1 December 2017.

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