Virgin Australia Fleet ATR 72-600 Details and Pictures

Virgin Australia Fleet ATR 72-600 Details and Pictures. On current fleet, Virgin Australia operates 8 turboprop aircraft ATR 72-600.

ATR 72 is short-haul turboprop airplane is the further development of ATR42 model with the body elongated by 4.5 meters and increased passenger capacity.

Together this two models represent family of ATR airplanes.

This aircraft capacity is 68 pax on single economy class.

Virgin Australia’s ATR 72 aircraft are actually flown by Skywest.

They run on short hops on regional routes to Canberra, plus around Western Australia and Queensland.

They’re the replacement for Virgin’s small jet Embraer E-170 planes, which are being phased out.

Virgin Australia Regional VH FVR ATR 72 600 Yallingup Beach taxiing at Wagga Wagga Airport
Virgin Australia Regional VH FVR ATR 72 600 Yallingup Beach taxiing at Wagga Wagga Airport

ATR 72-600 Virgin Australia Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVN29 Sep 2015Whitehaven Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVP2 Nov 2015Wategos Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVQ6 Oct 2015Christies Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVR27 Oct 2015Yallingup Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVY12 Oct 2015Marcoola Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-FVZ15 Sep 2015Angourie Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-VPI15 Sep 2015Bronte Beach
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)VH-VPJ20 Oct 2015Monkey Mia

Virgin Australia Fleet ATR 72-600 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Virgin Australia ATR 72-600 is used primarily for short-haul trips and has a seating capacity for 68 passengers in Economy Class.

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Virgin Australia flies the Economy X experience on this aircraft.

Economy X offers a more premium experience at the airport and onboard.

Economy X seats have additional legroom, preferred overhead storage space, priority boarding as well as priority screening at the airport.

You’ll find 68 seats on board the all-economy plane, in a 2-2 configuration.

Unusually, the ATR’s door is at the rear of the plane, which means that the first person out is in row 17 and the last one out is in row 1.

  • Row 1. These exit-row seats have heaps of extra legroom, but they’re are as far as you can get from the ATR’s rear door — so you’ll be last off the plane and last served when the snack trolley comes round. They cost extra to reserve, but nobody really bothers with that since the flights are so short. Just ask for row 1 at the airport.
  • Row 17. Since this is the last row and thus closest to the door, it’s a good pick for making a late entry and fast exit.
  • Rows 9-11. With only 30 inches of room, compared with 31 elsewhere on the plane, skip these seats.
  • Rows 12-16. While these seats are closer to the door, you’ll get extra noise from the wing-mounted engines outside the windows. Since the ATR’s a pretty small plane anyway, pick a seat ahead of row 9 for a quieter ride.

Seat Map and Seating Chart ATR 72-600 Virgin Australia

Seat Map and Seating Chart ATR 72 600 Virgin Australia
Seat Map and Seating Chart ATR 72 600 Virgin Australia

The airplane offers 68 seats of economy class.

These seats are located in 17 rows per 4 in each with 2-2 configuration.

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All the seats are standard except the seats of the 1st and last rows.

Passengers of the seats of the 1st row will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom.

However, as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable, these seats are a little narrower than standard.

Also these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Congregation of passengers in the area of the seats of the last 17th row in order to visit lavatories makes these seats bad seats.

Economy

  • 68 leather seats
  • 2-2 configuration
  • Up to 78cm (31in) seat pitch
  • 43.9cm (17in) seat width

ATR 72-600 Virgin Australia Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Food. Food and beverages are available for purchase on flights longer than one hour. More Information

Virgin Australia Aircraft Fleet Turboprop ATR 72-600 Images Gallery

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