Saudi Arabia's Alpha Star Aviation Services Places an Order for an ATR-72-600 Aircraft
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Alpha Star is a leading private aviation services company based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ATR and Alpha Star Aviation Services, a the Saudi private operator, have jointly announced the order of an ATR 72-600 aircraft with one option.

An ATR 42-600,currently operating by the Saudi operator since end 2012. Its entry into service made Alpha Star the very first operator of the ATR-600 series in the Middle East.

The first ATR 72-600 will be delivered in September 2014. Alpha Star has chosen a high comfort layout for its ATR 72-600s seating 66 passengers

Salim Al Muzaini, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Star, said: “Given the intense market dynamics with a multitude of business opportunities in the region, Alpha Star to date needs more of the reliable, comfortable and high-performance aircraft such as ATR 72-600 to better satisfy the rising demand in private transport.

“Besides, the ATR turboprops perform impeccably in a challenging environment which is extremely important to our operations. We also highly value aircraft quick turnarounds and unique capability to serve company's operational needs.”

Filippo Bagnato, ATR's chief executive officer, added: “The ATR 72-600 is a versatile aircraft with solid economic and performance credentials. I am sure it will fit perfectly Alpha Star's expectations and growth ambitions in the region,” “This versatility opens up many new possibilities and options for Alpha Star's passengers who will now benefit from available service while taking advantage of comfort.”