Greek carrier SKY express continues to take deliveries of ATR 72-600s, receiving its seventh of soon to be eight in total.
The new aircraft registered SX-IPO was delivered on December 20, 2023, and entered service two days later after the respective checks and fittings were completed. SKY express is set to take delivery of one more ATR 72-600 before the end of Q2 2024, bringing their total -600 fleet to 8, and their -500 fleet to 6.
Captain Konstantinos Iliakis, Chief Executive Officer at SKY express, said: “As we continue to grow our regional fleet, we are delighted to operate the youngest ATR fleet in the region and we have commitments for further fleet standardisation and improvement early in Q1 2024. We are offering our passengers comfort and reliability, whilst reducing CO2 emissions and supporting the Greek tourism and economy. An important example of the priority SKY express gives to the environment is our choice to connect the Greek islands and main Greek destinations in a modern and sustainable way with our fleet of ATR 72-600, emitting 45% less CO2 emissions than regional jets, a choice that offers more travel options to/from those regional local communities.”
With most of its prop operations coming out of Athens and Thessaloniki, SKY express has a sizeable service area across most of the Greek islands, as well as to Sofia in Bulgaria.
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