Last week, the national carrier of the Maldives, Maldivian, strengthened its regional roots through the firm order of two ATR 42-600 aircraft.
These jets will replace the carrier’s older generation turboprops, and provide better emission ratings when in the air.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Maldives National Carrier Strengthens Regional Roots…
Commenting on the order was Mohamed Mihad, the Managing Director of Maldives-based carrier Maldivian:
“We introduced our first two ATR aircraft into our fleet in January 2023, and our passengers already praise the comfort and modernity of their cabin, as well as the reliability of the services we are providing.”
“As the benchmark in regional aviation, both in terms of financial efficiency and CO2 emissions, the ATR -600 series represents a valuable asset for us to achieve responsible growth while providing quick access to essential services and preserving destinations for the archipelago’s residents and tourists.”
Adding to this was Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, the CEO of ATR:
“To modernise its fleet and sustain the vital connections it is offering its communities, Maldivian has, yet again, chosen to invest in the lowest-emission regional aircraft on the market and the proven benchmark in terms of operating economics.”
“Having a mixed fleet of both ATR 42-600 and 72-600 will offer Maldivian flexibility, reliability, comfort, and profitability on the smallest routes.”
“Maldivian’s passengers will benefit from state-of-the-art aircraft, providing responsible and affordable connectivity for many years to come”.
Overall, this represents strong news for ATR as well as for the Maldives as market presence continues to expand in due course.
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