Emerald Airlines to lease six ATR 72-600s from Chorus Aviation

Chorus Aviation has made this announcement:

Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced that Chorus Aviation Capital (‘CAC’) has executed agreements to lease six ATR 72-600 aircraft to Emerald Airlines of Dublin, Ireland.

CAC expects to deliver the first of these aircraft in August 2021, with the remaining units following in the next twelve months.

Meanwhile Emerald Airlines made this announcement:

Emerald Airlines, Ireland’s newest regional airline today announced an agreement with Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), for the delivery of six ATR72-600 aircraft. The first aircraft will join the airline later this month, with the remaining aircraft expected for delivery over the next 12 months.

The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining environmental and economic performance, offering greater comfort and a unique passenger experience. The new aircraft will be configured with 72 new-generation seats with a 31-inch seat pitch and fitted with the latest Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engines.

The ATR72-600 aircraft has a significant environmental advantage over regional jets and other turboprop aircraft emitting 40% less CO2 on short, regional flights.

The new franchise agreement between Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines will support Aer Lingus’s Dublin Hub strategy by providing connectivity from UK provincial airports to North America via Dublin. The agreement will offer connectivity between the island of Ireland and Regional Airports in UK, and beyond. Under the agreement, Emerald Airlines will operate ATR turboprop aircraft on the Aer Lingus regional routes with associated Aer Lingus branding and livery.