Posted on: 18 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Jet Time has taken delivery of the first of six new ATR 72-600 on lease from the Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), which will be used to feed the SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) route network.
Deliveries of the next five ATR 72-600s will be completed by early in 2014. The introduction of these new 70-seat ATR 72-600s is designed to Jet Time's economic performance in the long run as the airline expands its fleet capacity and widens the scope of its activity.
Jet Time’s chief executive officer, Klaus Ren, commented, “We have been looking forward to this first delivery. We are thrilled that this modern turboprop aeroplane becomes the backbone of Jet Time's new activity. With a very good balance of comfort, modern technologies, cost efficiencies and highly regarded environmental qualities, the ATR 72-600 aircraft will also secure an effective and smooth launch of new regional service for Nordic travellers.”
Joakim Landholm, chief commercial officer of SAS, added, “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.”