Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one new ATR 72-600, MSN 1583 to TAROM, the Romanian National Air Carrier. This is the first aircraft to deliver as part of a nine aircraft lease agreement signed in 2019.
The introduction of the new ATR 72-600 will allow TAROM to improve short-haul connectivity in Romania and support the development of local and more isolated communities, providing TAROM with the possibility to further expand and consolidate its position in the market.
TAROM Chief Executive Officer George Barbu said: “We are looking forward to starting operations with our brand new ATR 72-600, the only aircraft on the regional market to meet our ambitious targets in terms of efficiency, modern technology and environmental performance. We are going to be able to develop new routes and increase frequency and seat availability, whilst offering the highest levels of comfort and technology.”
NAC Chairman, Martin Møller added: “The economics of the ATR 72-600, its modernity, passenger comfort and flexibility, along with proven environmental credentials make it an attractive asset, for both lessors and airlines. We thank TAROM for the confidence they have placed in NAC and we look forward to strengthening our relationship in the future.”
Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Officer of ATR commented: “Renewed confidence from a loyal customer is the best possible endorsement for an aircraft manufacturer. Especially when the decision is made after a vigorous evaluation of the existing solutions on the market – we know that our product is working for our customers. All regions deserve the same opportunity to be part of a connected world and ATR aircraft show unrivalled performance in connecting people and businesses responsibly.”