Romania’s national flag carrier, Tarom, has taken
delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Featuring a brand new livery, the aircraft is the
first of nine ATR 72-600s being leased from NAC.
Tarom Chief Executive Officer George Barbu said: “We are looking forward to starting operations with
our brand new ATR 72-600, the only aircraft on the regional market
to meet our ambitious targets in terms of efficiency, modern
technology and environmental performance. We are going to be able
to develop new routes and increase frequency and seat
availability, whilst offering the highest levels of comfort and
Tarom has been
working with ATR for 20 years and operates the ATR 42-500 and ATR
When this major fleet
upgrade is complete, the Romanian carrier
will offer an additional 330,000 seats every year, at the same
operating cost as its previous seat level.
Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Officer of ATR,
said, “Renewed confidence from a loyal customer is the best possible
endorsement for an aircraft manufacturer. Especially when the
decision is made after a vigorous evaluation of the existing
solutions on the market – we know that our product is working for
our customers. All regions deserve the same opportunity to be part
of a connected world and ATR aircraft show unrivalled performance
in connecting people and businesses responsibly.”