Jet Time to operate regional routes for SAS in Europe
The Danish airline Jet Time has taken delivery of the first of six new ATR 72-600 turboprops. The aircraft has been acquired from the Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital.
All of the ATR72-600 aircraft will be assigned to feed the SAS route network, as part of a commercial arrangement between SAS and Jet Time signed earlier this year. They will all be painted in SAS livery.
The delivery ceremony for this first ATR 72-600 aircraft to be operated in the Nordic countries took place in Toulouse, France. Deliveries of the other five ATR 72-600s, each of which has 68 to 74 seats, will be completed early in 2014.
These fuel-efficient new-generation ATRs are equipped with a full-glass cockpit and feature “a high comfort layout with larger overhead bins”, a press release states.
Joakim Landholm, chief commercial officer, SAS: “I look forward to offering our clients the comfort and pleasure of a brand new aircraft on our North European routes, where Jet Time will operate the ATR 72-600 for SAS. With the smaller aircraft we can adapt our traffic to our customer’s needs with many frequencies and destinations. Thus, the partnership gives us the possibility to strengthen our network regionally and at the same time expand on popular leisure destination with our own modern aircraft.”
[photo courtesy ATR]