LONDON – Indian public carrier Alliance Air has today signed a deal with ATR for two ATR42-600 aircraft at the Singapore Air Show.
The aircraft will be acquired through lessor TrueNoord, with deliveries due to begin in the middle of this year.
These two 42-600s will join the carrier’s already existing fleet of 18 ATR72-600s.
Commenting on the deal was Vineet Sood, the CEO of Alliance Air:
“Our relationship with ATR started 20 years ago, and ever since we have been building a network that truly serves Indian communities, delivering comfortable, reliable, and affordable air services.”
“Thanks to the unique features of the ATR 42-600, Alliance Air will proudly fulfill the mission assigned by the Indian government to make the most inaccessible regions accessible.”
Also commenting on the deal was ATR’s CEO Stefano Bortoli:
“Renewed confidence from a historical customer is the best recognition of the efforts we are making every day to remain at the higher edge of technology whilst providing concrete solutions to operate the aircraft with the most sustainable business model.”
“The fact that we will deliver the aircraft by the middle of this year is testament both to the recovery of the Indian domestic market and the essential need for affordable and reliable connectivity throughout the country.”
In 2021, 40 new routes were created in India using ATR’s aircraft. Carst Lindeboom, the Sales Director of Asia-Pacific at TrueNoord expanded on this:
“We are proud to be a strategic partner in enabling vital and essential connections to be made throughout India.”
“With this new acquisition, we are firmly establishing the whole ATR family as a cornerstone of our portfolio of modern regional aircraft, and demonstrating our confidence in their long-term value.”
This is good news for ATR as it continues its relationship with the Indian carrier.