Jettime (Copenhagen) on October 18 took delivery of the first of six new ATR 72-600 turboprops. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) OY-JZA (msn 1110) was acquired on lease from the Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). All the ATR 72-600 aircraft will be assigned to feed the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) route network as part of a commercial arrangement between SAS and Jettime. All of the aircraft will be painted in SAS livery. The delivery ceremony for this very first ATR 72-600 series aircraft to be operated in Europe’s Nordic countries took place in Toulouse, France, in the presence of the management teams of Jettime, NAC, SAS and ATR. Deliveries of the next five ATR 72-600s will be completed by early 2014.
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (Los Angeles) announced today long term lease agreements with Jettime (Copenhagen) for one Boeing 737-700 aircraft scheduled for delivery in November 2013, and two new ATR 72-600s scheduled for delivery in April and May 2014.
The ATR 72-600 will be a new type for the charter airline.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-73S WL OY-JTZ (msn 29083) taxies to the terminal at Palma de Mallorca.
Jettime (Jet Time) (Copenhagen) will operate four ATR 72-600s for Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) starting later this year. The aircraft will be assigned to feeder routes serving the Copenhagen and Stockholm hubs. Jettime currently operates 13 Boeing 737s.
Copyright Photo: Jettime.
SAS issued this statement today:
SAS and Jet Time have signed a Letter of Intent to enter into an agreement on the wet lease of four factory-newATR72-600s. The intention is to enter into an agreement for 36 months, so that the new aircraft can be used on routes from
Copenhagen and Stockholm in the SAS winter timetable 2013-14 and summer
The four new ATR72-600s can each accommodate 72 passengers, and will be used on routes to and from Copenhagen and Stockholm in SAS’s winter timetable 2013-14 and summer timetable 2014.
At the same time, SAS is continuing its wet lease arrangements with Cimber and Braathens Regional.
SAS previously operated Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) on their regional routes but dropped the type after several well-publicized incidents.