Glasgow, Scotland - Scottish airline operator Loganair added the first ATR72-600 to its fllet. The plane registered G-FBXA (MSN 1260) will make its commercial debut on March 2nd.
The 4.5-year-old turboprop was previously owned and operated by British carrier flybe on behalf of SAS Scandinavian Airlines. The aircraft was first stored at Toulouse Francazal on October 28, 2019, and then at Exeter. It was ferried to Aberdeen Dyce on February 12.
Loganair will begin operations with its new aircraft on March 2 with eight weekly flights between Aberdeen and Sumburgh. After March 29, 2020, the ATR 72-600 will also be deployed on Aberdeen - Sumburgh (16x weekly), and Edinburgh - Kirkwall (12x weekly) routes.
The Scottish regional specialist currently operates one ATR 42-500, one ATR 72-500F, one De Havilland DHC-6-300 and two -400s, four Embraer E135s, thirteen Embraer E145s, two Saab 2000s, twelve Saab 340Bs, four Saab 340Fs, and two BN-2s.
The airline will replace all its Saab 2000s by the end of the first quarter with ATR42-500s.