ATR 72

Our newest regional airliner

Air Chathams purchased an ATR72-500 in early 2019 to undertake scheduled tours in New Zealand for Tauck Tours.  We have secured the contract for these services and are delighted to see the aircraft in our colours with the familiar Chathams Islands logo on the tail.  The aircraft, ZK-MCO, will be based in Auckland with charters throughout New Zealand. 

The ATR is a twin-engine turboprop with six-bladed propellers developed and produced in France and Italy.  It is an ideal fit for Air Chathams as a short-haul regional airliner  with seating capacity for 68 passengers.

The first flight under Air Chathams colours was on the 8th of February from Wellington to Blenheim.  It will not currently be used for regular scheduled Chatham Islands or Norfolk Island flights, however it is available for any charter flights or charter enquiries.

Aircraft Specifications 
Speed500 kilometres per hour
Max Altitude25,000 feet
Pressurised CabinYes
No. of Pilots2
No. of Flight Attendants2
Inflight CateringAvailable
ToiletYes