The Gabonese Afrijet withdraws the route of São Tomé & Principe
Afrijet Business Service of Gabon adds another ATR72-600
2022-07-20 – 14:07 UTC
Afrijet Business Service (J7, Libreville) has ordered an additional ATR72-600 scheduled for delivery in late 2022, the carrier announced at the Farnborough Air Show 2022.
“The unique terrain in which Afrijet operates, comprising the Congo rainforest – the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon – is an even stronger reason to select the most responsible aircraft in the market for such essential routes. “, said general manager Marc Gaffajoli. said.
The Gabonese carrier currently operates two ATR72-600s, including one ordered directly from Avions de Transport Régional (EVX, Toulouse Blagnac) in November 2021 and one added second-hand from Firefly (FY, Penang). The ch-aviation advanced fleets module shows that the airline has two more ATR72-600s on direct order from ATR. Afrijet said, including the newly ordered unit, that it plans to have six ATR72-600s in its fleet by 2023. It added that the new aircraft will be used both to add frequencies to routes existing ones and to launch new services.
Gaffajoli has since told ch-aviation that…
Editorial Comment: Added clarification from the CEO on the exact nature of this order – 20.07.2022 – 19:39 UTC