LONDON – TAROM has announced a deal with ATR for three ATR72-600 aircraft as part of the airline’s fleet modernization plans at the Dubai Air Show.
The deal will also see the airline upscale its ATR42-500 fleet to the larger 72 seat ATR72-600 prop, offering the airline more flexibility and efficiency in its choices.
Commenting on the news was TAROM’s CEO Catalin Prunariu:
“Having been an ATR pilot, I have witnessed first-hand, the importance of the connectivity that they provide. They are an essential link to communities all over Romania. As a CEO, I also see the value of their efficiency and flexibility.”
“When we began to modernize our fleet, it made perfect sense to choose the ATR and as this mission continues while the world looks to recover from the challenging backdrop of the global pandemic, airlines need to have the most efficient aircraft possible. We are sure that ATR is the right choice; now and for the future.”
Also commenting on the deal was ATR’s CEO Stefano Bortoli:
“TAROM’s ongoing fleet modernization project shows how essential turboprops are for regional connectivity. Its fleet of 42-500 aircraft have proved the viability of domestic routes throughout Romania and delivered valuable connections for local communities.”
“By continuing to grow their fleet with the larger ATR 72-600 TAROM is proving its dedication to their passengers. They will use the new aircraft to offer more routes and more seats, which in turn helps the communities that they serve to grow thanks to these connections.”
“That is the beauty of regional connectivity and we are proud to be a part of it.”
So, first orders in the bag for ATR, and will join the battle to take on Embraer in the regional market.