Skywest Airlines took delivery of its first ATR 72-500 Thursday from lessor Avation PLC. The Australian regional plans to operate ATR 72s under a 10-year branding agreement with Virgin Australia (ATW Daily News, Jan. 11). ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato said, “While contributing to the further expansion of regional air connectivity in Australia, these new ATRs will also play a key role in feeding traffic to Virgin Australia’s domestic and international operations.” Three more ...

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