National airline Maldivian signed a firm order for two more ATR 42-600 aircraft, further expanding its ATR fleet.
The airline first introduced ATRs in January this year and currently operates with two ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42-600 aircraft. These modern aircraft are powered by extra efficient PW127XT engines and feature spacious and appealing cabins.
By adding these new aircraft to its fleet, Maldivian aims to provide even more reliable and affordable connectivity to the archipelago’s communities and businesses, contributing to the economic dynamism of the Maldives while also reducing emissions.
"Passengers flying with Maldivian will benefit from state-of-the-art aircraft that provide responsible and affordable connectivity for many years to come,” added Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, Chief Executive Officer of ATR.
Over the next two years, Maldivian plans to phase out its aging Dash8s entirely and replace them with the newer ATRs.