HOP! received the first ATR 72-600

HOP! received the first ATR 72-600

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On 10 April HOP! Air France received the first ATR 72-600. At a ceremony held at Orly Airport, Paris, it was welcomed by Alexandre de Juniac, President and CEO of Air France-KLM, Frédéric Gagey, President and CEO of Air France and Lionel Guérin, Chief Operating Officer of HOP! Air France.

Between April and October 2015, HOP! has to receive 5 aircraft of the type ATR 72-600. All are configured to carry up to 70 passengers. Gradually, they will replace the current 72-500 aircraft.

Compared to similar jet aircraft, the ATR 72-600 consumes up to 50% less fuel and generates up to 50% less CO2 emissions. In addition to engine performance, the new ATR 72-600 provides increased passenger comfort and more hold space.

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The first 72-600 HOP! Air France will fly on routes served from Orly airport, in particular to Quimper and Lorient.

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HOP! Air France is the regional subsidiary of Air France. It started operating on 31 in March 2013, and since then it has grown and developed. Below are some figures about what HOP means! at the moment:

• 600 daily flights between 50 airports
• 96 of aircraft with capacities between 48 and 212 of seats
• Rates start from 49 EURO / segment
• 13 million passengers carried each year
• 130 routes in the 2015 summer season
• 2 main hubs in France: Lyon (27 routes) and Paris-Orly (20 routes)
• More than 8500 of employees in passenger, ground and air services

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