AIR VANUATU TAKES DELIVERY OF FIRST ATR72-600

ATR 72-600 Air Vanuautu MSN 1358

Air Vanuatu (NF, Port Vila) has taken delivery of its maiden ATR72-600 following a ceremony held at Toulouse Blagnac on Tuesday, October 25.

YJ-AV73 (cn 1358) is currently being ferried to the South Pacific and is expected to arrive in Port Vilaon Monday, October 31. Once in country, it will replace the Ni-Vanuatu carrier’s existing Avions de Transport Régional fleet of two ATR72-500s, one of which is leased from Nordic Aviation Capital.ch-aviation analysis of schedule data shows the -600 will initially be used on flights from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo and Tanna domestically and to Nouméa La Tontouta in New Caledonia.

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