SKY express to Begin Fleet Modernisation with ATR 72-600
Written by: Ivo Gračanin.
Turboprop manufacturer ATR and Greek airline SKY express announce the delivery of an ATR 72-600 aircraft. With a fleet of 10 ATR -500 series aircraft, the airline has opted to continue its long relationship with ATR for its fleet modernisation project. When the ATR 72-600 enters into service later this month.
SKY express President of the Board of Directors, Theodoros Krokidas remarked: “We are delighted to be introducing the ATR 72-600 into our fleet. At SKY express we are committed to contributing to reduce CO2 emissions, and the ATR 72-600 fits perfectly in this strategy. ATR aircraft are well suited to serving islands with their ability to take-off and land from runways other aircraft simply cannot access and this is essential for regional operations in a country such as Greece.”
This deal represents a new country of operations for the ATR 72-600 which is currently flying in over 50 countries around the world.
The ATR 72-600 burns up to 40% less fuel and emits up to 40% less CO2 than a similarly-sized regional jet.