Flybe leases four ATR 72-600s for SAS white label operations from Avation PLC

Four new ATR72-600s will be used on Flybe’s white label operations for Scandinavian carrier SAS as the result of an agreement between Flybe and lessor Avation.“We are delighted to have secured new ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft from Avation – they have provided us with the aircraft that SAS require, matched to the timeline for our new services. Flybe is delivering SAS a regional capacity solution for their short-haul flights and we look forward to starting our operations in Scandinavia later this year,” stated Flybe CEO Saad Hammad.The ATR72-600 leases are for an initial period of six years with extension rights thereafter. They will be delivered between September 2015 and February 2016 and will be introduced into service shortly afterwards.The aircraft will operate under Flybe's Airline Operating Certificate on short-haul SAS services in Europe and are being provided with full flight and cabin crew as well as maintenance.This follows Flybe’s announcement in November 2014 that it had entered into a white label agreement with SAS, with operations due to commence in October 2015.

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