Air New Zealand signs for two ATR-72/600 airplanes with options
Deliveries for the 2H of 2024 and beginning of 2025
National flag carrier Air New Zealand and world regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, today announced the signature of a firm order for two brand new ATR-72/600 and options for two more. Deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2024 and the beginning of 2025. Air New Zealand will then operate the fourth largest ATR fleet worldwide.
These additional aircraft will support the airline’s growth, further strengthening its network across New Zealand. These brand new ATRs will be equipped with PW127XT engines.
Air New Zealand's story started in 1940, first taking to the skies between Auckland and Sydney on a flying boat. Today the carrier has 104 operating aircraft ranging from B-787/9 Dreamliners and A-320s to ATRs and Q-300s. Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand. Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the USA, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners. ANZ has a particular focus on sustainability and its Sustainability Framework helps guide the airline's efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges.
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