SAS finds new regional operator

Tallinn-based Regional Jet is replacement for Jet Time
SAS has concluded a wet-lease deal with Tallinn-based firm Regional Jet, which will fly four ATR72-600 aircraft for SAS from August, mainly on routes to and from Copenhagen.
SAS wound up its agreements with Jet Time last November, since when it has been working to find a new wet lease operator to fly its regional services with ATR72s.
A number of airlines were involved in negotiations for the contract, but SAS said that “the choice has fallen on Regional Jet OÜ on the basis of a number of parameters. Among other things, audits of SAS’s Quality and Compliance Monitoring have yielded excellent results.”
The agreement spans six years but can be terminated after three. The four ATR72-600s will be flying in SAS’s colours and “will be staffed mainly by Copenhagen-based crews on local agreements”, SAS says.
Regional Jet was founded in 2015 to supply wet lease services to other companies. It is owned by Nordic Aviation Group (Nordica), which rose from Estonian Air’s ashes in early 2016, and Polish airline LOT. Today it operates three aircraft for LOT and five for Nordica and will expand its fleet by four aircraft to operate flights for SAS.
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