Air Algerie (Algiers) has signed a purchase agreement for 3 new ATR 72-600s. The contract value is $74.1 million at current list price. The entry into service is expected from end of 2014 through 2015. When delivered, the 68 seat new-comers will join an existing ATR fleet at the airline that currently includes 12 ATR 72-500s flying primarily on domestic and short regional routes. The new order will take Air Algerie’s ATR fleet to 15 ATR 72s consolidating its position of the largest ATR operator on the African continent.
Copyright Photo: Michael Stappen/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) 7T-VUO (msn 901) prepares to land at Palma de Mallorca.