News: LIAT Signs Deal with ATR
By Richard Benedikz on 18 January 2013, 12:24
The Caribbean carrier Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (LIAT) has signed an agreement for three ATR 42-600’s, including options for two ATR 72-600’s.
The deal is valued at over US$ 100 million.
LIAT will take delivery of their very first ATR 42-600 in June 2013
The airline currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft over its Caribbean network, which includes main hubs at Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad, and destinations in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St.Marteen, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique St.Lucia and St.Vincent.
The ATR 42 and ATR 72 is a popular option for inter-island operations worldwide due to their short field perfromance. ATR’s are operated in archipelagos like French Polynesia, the Philippines, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Maldives and the Caribbean region.