InterCaribbean Airways Acquires Seven ATR-42 Aircraft

InterCaribbean Airways Acquires Seven ATR-42 Aircraft

Turks and Caicos-based airline InterCaribbean Airways has acquired seven ATR-42 aircraft from Romanian carrier TAROM. The company said in a statement that closing on this deal for the peak summer season will allow it to increase its capacity to meet the increased travel demand it expects for the region.

“We are delighted to introduce these capable aircraft, boldly expanding our capacity and operational flexibility,” said Lyndon Gardiner, founder and chairman of InterCaribbean Airways. “These aircraft will allow us to implement our commitments to expand in under-served markets, especially in the eastern Caribbean.”

Including this latest acquisition of 48-seat planes, the carrier now has 10 ATR-42s in its fleet.

With these new planes ready to enter service, the company, which reported an 83% increase in first-quarter flights on the strength of activity at its new Barbados hub, announced that it plans to retire its 30-seat Embraer 120 aircraft by the end of 2023.

In addition to these aircraft, InterCaribbean also operates 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 jets and 19-seat Twin Otters to serve its network that includes destinations in 28 cities across 17 countries in the Caribbean.

Photo credit: InterCaribbean

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