LIAT receives fourth ATR-72 aircraft
September 17, 2013

LIAT receives fourth ATR-72 aircraft

The fourth ATR-72 to be acquired by LIAT in its re-fleeting exercise arrived at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua at 2:50 p.m Sunday.{{more}}

A release from LIAT said the 48-seater aircraft is the first to be purchased by the company in the fleet modernization exercise; the three others were leased.

According to LIAT, the re-fleeting exercise is expected to be completed in 2014 and will see the ageing fleet of Dash 8 aircraft all replaced with 12 brand new ATR-600 series planes.

The new fleet will include a mixture of 68-and 48-seaters.

By the first quarter of 2014, more than half of the new ATRs are expected to be operating throughout LIAT’s network, with the remaining airplanes expected to come on line by the end of the year.