Singapore based leasing company Avation has taken delivery of an ATR 72-600 turboprop as part of an agreement with Skywest and Virgin Australia.
The 74-seat aircraft is the first of nine 72-600s ordered by Avation for use on regional routes in Australia. Avation has already placed six 72-500s in Australia as part of its deal with Skywest and Virgin.
Skywest operates regional turboprop services on behalf of Virgin in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.
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