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IndiGo Takes Delivery of First ATR 72-600

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, has taken delivery of its very first ATR 72-600. The airline has ordered 50 ATR 72-600s.

The introduction of the new ATR fleet is in line with the Indian government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme, which aims to boost economic development, employment and tourism by connecting small and remote cities. Under this scheme 100 new airports are expected to be created in the next three years.

IndiGo's first ATR 72-600. Click to enlarge.

The cabin interior of the ATR 72-600 delivered was designed for ATR by the Italian firm Giugiaro, with thinner seats, larger overhead bins and LED lightening.

Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo, said, “By taking delivery of this first ATR 72-600, we are now one step closer to the launch of our turboprop operations by the end of this year. We are excited at the opportunity of once again being able to redefine air travel in India by bringing the reliability and efficiency of IndiGo’s operations to towns and regions in our country which so far have been devoid of reliable air service or have been subject to exorbitant air fares. My sincere thanks to the team at ATR.”

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)

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