The new fleet of planes will introduce the newest and most technologically advanced turboprops into its domestic routes as well as develop new routes and frequencies within Trinidad and Tobago. The airline will also operate some of its new ATR 72-600s in the domestic route network of Air Jamaica.
According to a release by the Caribbean Airlines, ATR is well established in the Latin American and Caribbean region, with some 140 aircraft in operation, plus more than 60 on order. The aircraft are configured with 68 seats and equipped with the new ATR — 600s standards of comfort, including In-Flight Entertainment.
Commenting on the delivery, Robert Corbie, acting chief executive officer of Caribbean Airlines said, “The introduction of this very first ATR 72-600 aircraft marks a real milestone in our national aviation. It represents the arrival of the most modern and cost-efficient regional turboprop aircraft into our country. It will bring even better connectivity and comfort to our passengers, at optimal fares.”