The Director General of the State Concern of Azerbaijan AZAL, Jahangir Askerov, said on February 6, 2007 that AZAL intends to use the new aircrafts of the French Company ATR to transport passengers in the internal flights in Azerbaijan in the airports of Nakchivan, Ganja, Lankaran and Zakatala, Trend reports.
AZAL ordered from the French Company two ATR вЂ" 42-500S and four ATR вЂ" 72-500S aircratfs. The cost of the contract is $97,2 mln. They will be small aircrafts with 50-70 seats.
The delivery of these aircratfs will begin in August 2007. Azerbaijan will receive two French aircrafts in 2007 and four in 2008. Acquiring six aircrafts will allow renewing the park of aircrafts by replacing aircrafts Antonov and Topolev.