Caribbean regional LIAT takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

Credit: Liat

Despite the troubles of flag carrier Liat Airlines, which was liquidated citing the economic impacts of COVID-19 this summer before being relaunched, Antigua and Barbuda are still expected to generate the highest MRO spend of the Caribbean islands over the next decade. Aviation Week forecast data projects $127.3 million from 2021 to 2030.
Caribbean regional carrier Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) has taken delivery of its first new ATR 72-600, leased from the GE Capital Aviation Services. The aircraft is the first of eight ATRs—comprising four 68-seat ATR 72-600s and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s—to be introduced into LIAT's fleet as...

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