Saudi Arabian carrier, Nesma Airlines has taken delivery of their first two ATR 72-600 regional transport aircraft (RTA). Nesma Airlines has leased the ATRs from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd and on occasion of delivery of the first two aircraft, the airline also signed an eight-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR.
“We are honoured to receive our first regional aircraft and start developing short-haul connectivity in Saudi Arabia with these versatile and efficient aircraft,” said Faisal Al Turki, Chief Executive Officer of Nesma Airlines.
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, underlined “the strong attractiveness of the newest ATR 72-600s for leasing firms. This is, by far, the preferred regional aircraft in the market. It provides us with outstanding commercial opportunities allowing to expand our customer portfolio and to optimally diversify our business, with the most modern and cost-efficient regional aircraft.
ATR will provide Nesma Airlines with a comprehensive technical support for their ATR 72-600 aircraft. ATR will also handle airframe maintenance for “C” checks and calendar inspections of the aircraft, in addition to the availability and repair services it will provide.