Aurigny, a Guernsey-based airline, has taken
delivery of the first of three ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Aurigny plans to replace its existing fleet of
three ATR 72-500 aircraft with the more efficient and comfortable
Not only does the ATR 72-600 burns less fuel and
emits less CO2 than the -500, Aurigny will also benefit from -600 Series’ latest
generation Standard 3 avionics suite and is the launch customer
for the ClearVision Enhanced Vision System (EVS).
The EVS will
provide pilots with improved vision and situational awareness
during conditions of reduced visibility.
In the Armonia cabin, the -600 features more space for luggage in Overhead Bins and 18” wide seats.
Aurigny Chief Executive
Officer, Mark Darby, said, “We are sincerely proud of Aurigny’s
role in providing essential connectivity between Guernsey and the
United Kingdom – our customers depend on the services that we
provide and we want to deliver them the very best. Our ATR fleet
has played a key role in that for many years and upgrading our
fleet will allow us both to optimise our operations with the very
latest avionics while providing our passengers with a modern,
comfortable cabin, in which they can relax and enjoy their
Established 50 years ago, Aurigny has served more than 16 million customers
since then, and
currently operates more than 15,000 flights a year, to 14
destinations. Aurigny is owned by the States of Guernsey and its
network includes services to Guernsey, Alderney, and destinations
across the UK and in Europe.