11 Mar 2011

French Polynesia sells government plane

12:25 pm on 11 March 2011

The French Polynesian government says it has sold its ATR plane to a European company.

The two-engine plane was sold for 8.5 million US dollars.

It had been bought in 2003 by a former President Gaston Flosse for twice the sum.

Tahiti media reports say the aircraft will be used by an airline in Bhutan.