NAC has delivered an ATR 72-600 to Japanese newcomer Toki Air on lease.
Covered by a ten-year ATR Global Maintenance Agreement, the aircraft will support Toki Air’s mission of revitalising Niigata city and the surrounding regions of Japan. The carrier plans to start operations in 2023.
Fourth airline to operate ATR aircraft in Japan, Toki Air has chosen the name of an ancestral bird also called ‘Japanese crested ibis’, mainly living in Sado island.
This is a symbol of the preservation of nature in Japan. It represents the airline’s commitment to connecting areas that coexist with nature, operating the lowest CO2 emissions and most fuel-efficient aircraft. The new ATR 72-600 sports a livery representing the spread wings of Toki.
The new ATR 72-600 is registered as JA01QQ.
The airliner will depart at the end of October and arrive at Niigata Airport in Japan in early November via Greece, Egypt, Thailand, and the Philippines.