(TOULOUSE) – ATR on Tuesday presented the first ATR 72-600 for Air Caraïbes.

Straight out of the paint shop, the device sports the new livery and logo titled ” Air Caraïbes Simply “. The delivery date, originally scheduled for November, has not been specified.

This ATR 72-600 will join three older ATR 72-500s, delivered new to Air Caraïbes between 2003 and 2009. According to the company, it will be configured for 74 passengers, instead of 70 for aircraft of the series -500.

Air Caraïbes announced in March that ordering a fourth turboprop to strengthen its regional network. It launched in parallel its new offer titled ” Simply “, signaling a tariff policy more aggressive to boost traffic between the islands of the region and compete with Air Antillies Express on no frills pricing options.

The company operates its ATR for shuttles between Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France, connections between Pointe-à-Pitre and Saint-Martin, Fort-de-France and Saint Lucia, and longer routes like Santo Domingo from Pointe-à-Pitre.

Air Caraïbes is committed to the expansion and modernization of the fleet, the company will receive its first two Airbus A350-900 in the first quarter of 2017. A subsidiary of the Dubreuil group, it now has a sister company operating international flights on the low-cost carrier model, French blue.

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