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Air Corsica Firms Order for Two ATR 72-600s

Air Corsica has confirmed an order for two ATR 72-600s, an order originally placed at the Paris Air Show.  This completes Air Corsica’s full fleet transition of ATR-500 series to the latest generation of turboprop aircraft.

Air Corsica ATR 72-600 - Courtesy ATR

On Monday (December 18, 2023), ATR announced that Air Corsica has firmed an order for two ATR 72-600s, which was originally announced at the 2023 Paris Air Show.  The new aircraft will complete Air Corsica’s full fleet transition from ATR-500 series to the latest generation of turboprop aircraft.  The two aircraft are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2024, at which time the airline will have seven ATR 72-600s powered by the latest Pratt & Whitney PW127XT engines. 

In Monday’s announcement, Air Corsica’s Supervisory Board President, Marie-Hélène Casanova-Servas, said,

“This order marks an important turning point for Air Corsica, which places a special focus on sustainable development, Corsican passenger satisfaction and connectivity – regional in particular.  By harmonising our fleet around the ATR 72-600 aircraft, we will continue to contribute actively to our island’s economic prosperity, providing our customers with a fast, reliable, economical and socially responsible means of transport.”

Additional Photos of an Air Corsica ATR 72-600 - Courtesy ATR

Also commenting on the ATR 72-600 order, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, said,

“We are proud to support Air Corsica with its fleet upgrade, and to set together new standards for regional aviation.  Air Corsica was the launch customer of the PW127XT engine, and the first ATR operator in the world to integrate USB sockets in all its seats.  Through this pioneering spirit that we share, we are sending out a strong message: regional aviation can and must be reliable, low emission, comfortable and connected.”

Air Corsica is Corsica’s leading airline, operating 44 percent of annual traffic to and from the islands four airports in Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari.  Since launching in 1990, Air Corsica has carried approximately 42 million passengers, making it France’s third largest airline.  The carrier operates 12 public service domestic routes, 12 non-public service domestic routes and 12 international routes.  Air Corsica has a fleet of 12 aircraft, including five ATR 72-600s, one ATR 42-500 and six Airbus jets. 


Source: ATR


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