Air France regional HOP! will take five ATR 72-600s from Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), firming up plans exclusively revealed by ATW in January. The first of the five 72-seat aircraft will enter service this week; the remainder is scheduled for delivery by year end. Air France will use the -600s to gradually replace its older -500s, boost its network and improve passenger comfort. ATW reported that Air France was in talks to upgrade its ATR fleet in November and the deal was ...

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