Aeromar Airlines (VW, México City Int'l) has taken delivery of its first new-build ATR42-600 following the hand over of XA-UYK in Toulouse Blagnac this past week.

The aircraft is expected to arrive in Mexico later this weekend following a ferry flight routed via Denmark, Iceland, Canada, and the United States.

Aeromar ordered two ATR42-600s and six ATR72-600s from Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac) last month. It also has options for six additional ATR72-600s.

The Mexican domestic operator will use the turboprops to progressively replace and upgrade its current fleet of four ATR42-300s, nine ATR42-500s, one ATR42-600, and two ATR72-600s.