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Skywest takes fourth ATR 72-500

written by | December 2, 2011
Skywest has taken delivery of a fourth ATR 72-500 turboprop, which it will operate for Virgin Australia..

Skywest Airlines has taken delivery of a fourth ATR 72-500 turboprop which it will operate for Virgin Australia.

Virgin is already operating the 68-seat turboprops on routes connecting Brisbane with Port Macquarie and Gladstone, and Sydney with Port Macquarie and Canberra. It plans to launch another ATR 72-500 service between Brisbane and Emerald.

Skywest said it is also preparing to receive four ATR 72-600s, which will enter into service for Virgin late next year.


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