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Avation takes ATR 72-600 for Virgin/Skywest

written by | August 7, 2012
The ATR 72-600 will join the six ATR 72-500s (pictured) already in Skywest/Virgin service. (Seth Jaworski)

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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