ATR has delivered the first of three ATR 72-600 aircraft to Tunisair Express.

The aircraft will be used to renew the regional fleet, which provides passengers with essential connectivity domestically and internationally.

“We are looking forward to introducing this new ATR aircraft with the latest comfort and technology to our passengers, with this first delivery marking an important step in our fleet renewal,” Tunisair Express Director General, Yosr Chouari, said. “Regional aviation provides essential connectivity for Tunisia and the unbeatable economics of the ATR 72-600, together with the best cabin, make it perfect for both our domestic and international operations.”

The new aircraft will feature the latest generation 18’ wide seats and the Cabinstream In-Flight Experience, allowing passengers to access a range of content on their personal electronic devices.

“We understand how tough it can be for regional airlines,” said ATR chief executive officer, Stefano Bortoli, adding that “when an airline wants to put its passengers first, the ATR is selected as the best aircraft for the job.”

Tunisair Express is a public airline and subsidiary of the Tunisair Group serving the domestic network and nearby international destinations. The renewal of its fleet will allow Tunisair Express to both reinforce its domestic and neighbouring services from Tunis, as well as open new routes.

ATR’s Market Forecast sees a demand for 350 new turboprops over the next 20 years for the Africa and Middle East region.

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