The first “ATR 72-600” aircraft belonging to Tunisair Express “BULLAREGIA” landed on Tuesday at Terminal 2 of Tunis Carthage International Airport.
The plane welcomed and sprayed by jets of water is the first delivery of three aircraft acquired from their manufacturer in Toulouse (France), knowing that the reception of the second plane is scheduled for the month of December 2019 and of the third in April 2020.
With 72 seats, the turboprop-equipped aircraft consumes 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 than a regional jet.
Caretaker Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said this acquisition is part of the Tunisair Express restructuring project.
This involves the renewal of the fleet worth more than 150 million dinars, therefore increasing the number of flights to Tozeur, Gabes and Djerba, in addition to the reduction of flight delays, he added.
He also said that the restructuring project has been completed and will be reviewed in the coming weeks by a committee, adding that Tunisair will take delivery of four aircraft in 2020.
Tunisair Express operates on Tunisian domestic routes and close international destinations.
The company offers charter flights, including to European travel agents.
It was created in 1992 and was called “Tuninter”.