Emerald Airlines welcomes its 6th ATR 72-600

Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, received its 6th ATR 72-600 from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company.

The ATR 72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines’ growing fleet.  

Accepting the delivery from NAC in Toulouse, Richard Spencer, Director of Engineering and Fleet at Emerald Airlines, said: “We are delighted to have accepted our 6th ATR  72 aircraft from NAC. The ATR 72 is an essential part of our strategy at Emerald Airlines – offering high frequency, convenient, and affordable air travel across Ireland and the U.K. We would like to thank the team at NAC for their belief and support and look forward to adding this aircraft to our growing fleet.”

Emerald Airlines is currently operating Aer Lingus Regional flights from Dublin and Belfast City Airport, flying over 430 flights per week on 18 routes from 14 airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man, and Newquay among others.  

The environmental footprint of an ATR 72-600 versus a similar-sized jet aircraft is 4,000 tons less CO2 per aircraft per year. This aircraft has a significant environmental advantage over regional jets and other turboprop aircraft emitting 40% less CO2 on short, regional flights.