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- date : 20-07-06 10:07
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KYIV, UKRAINE - Ukrainian regional operator Windrose Airlines took delivery of its first ATR 72-600. Windrose deployed its new turboprop on scheduled domestic routes.
The 5.8-year-old aircraft registered UR-RWA (MSN 1178) is dry-leased from the Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital. The plane was previously operated by the Malaysian regional operator Firefly.
It has been used on routes between Kyiv-Lviv and Kyiv-Odesa.
The aircraft is the first of six ATR 72-600s due for delivery to Windrose Airlines. The next two ex-Nesma Airlines (Saudi Arabia) ATR 72-600s are under maintenance at Woensdrecht and Mönchengladbach, in Germany. These planes are owned by Dubai-based lessor DAE Capital.
Windrose's fleet also includes one Airbus A320-200, four Airbus A321-200s, and five Embraer E145s.
The addition of the ATRs turboprops is part of Windrose's business plan to add new domestic routes to its regional network from Kyiv.
(quoted from AirLiner Watch)