Category Archives: Air Saint-Pierre

Air Saint-Pierre commits to purchase an ATR 42-600

Air Saint-Pierre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR for the purchase of a new ATR 42-600 aircraft.

Air Saint-Pierre’s ATR provides the island with essential connectivity, flying to several locations in Canada. In addition to benefitting from ATR’s unbeatable economics, the aircraft’s proven ability to operate effectively in windy conditions is vital for Air Saint-Pierre. The new aircraft will replace the airline’s existing ATR 42-500 which has been in operation since 2009. This purchase represents the latest step in the long relationship between the airline and ATR, which began with their acquisition of an ATR 42-300 in 1994.

As with its predecessor, the -600 series is certified to take-off and land in cross wind conditions of 45 knots, a unique capability which is essential to operating in the challenging conditions of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Air Saint-Pierre Chief Executive Officer Benoit Olano said “It makes perfect sense for us to continue our partnership with ATR by acquiring the latest generation -600 series aircraft. Every operator is looking for the most efficient aircraft on the market to maximise their operations, however, with a small fleet it is vital that we invest in an aircraft that really delivers on every single criteria that we require. The ATR does this, and will provide the people of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon with the continuing connectivity they need.”

All photos by ATR and Air Saint-Pierre.

Air Saint-Pierre to connect with Paris, France this summer via ASL Airlines

ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

Air Saint-Pierre will operate weekly seasonal flights from July 2 to August 20, 2018 to Paris (CDG).

The French outpost in North America will see a direct link operated by ASL Airlines. Air Saint-Pierre also has summer connections via Halifax and Dublin with ASL Airlines France.

From Wikipedia:

Saint Pierre and Miquelon, officially the Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. It is the only part of New France that remains under French control, with an area of 242 km and a population of 6,080 at the January 2011 census.

Saint-Pierre Airport is at the lower right.
The mainstay of the Air Saint-Pierre fleet is the ATR 42-500 (below):

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Saint-Pierre): ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

ASL Airlines aircraft slide show: