Caribbean Airlines Makes $200 Million Investment

Breaking Travel News is reporting that Caribbean Airlines has ordered nine ATR 72-600 regional turboprops at a total value of $200 million.

The news comes as the flag-carrier of Trinidad & Tobago seeks to consolidate its position in the Caribbean following the acquisition of Air Jamaica.

The deal follows a memorandum of understanding signed in September and will make the airline a new operator of ATR regional aircraft.

Deliveries of ATR 72-600s to Caribbean Airlines will start in October. According to Franco-Italian group ATR the aircraft will be configured with 68 seats.

Caribbean Airlines will use its new ATR 72-600s to replace its current fleet of five Bombardier Dash 8-300 turboprops on domestic routes, and add new service frequencies linking Trinidad and Tobago and surrounding destinations.


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