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Fleet Replacement changes

UKV1685 - Matthew Lewis

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Fly UK Group confirms a number of changes for its prop fleet coming in May 2023 with the introduction of the ATR72-600.

Highland Connect
  • Additional capacity will be added to the Highland Connect schedules on routes from Edinburgh to England, Wales and the Isle of Man by upgrading half of the existing Saab 340B fleet. The AT76 will operate alongside the existing AT75's.
Topa Sky
  • Topa Sky's AT75 fleet is among some of the oldest in the Fly UK Group and long overdue for a refresh. 10 new ATR72-600's will replace the older airframes from mid-May.

  • Delivery flights will be available from early May. New ATR72-600 will originate via lease direct from ATR Toulouse to Scotland and for those brave enough, multi-leg delivery to Topa Sky in  Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Retirement flights will also be available towards the end of May. Topa ATR's will go to Alice Springs for disposal and the Highland Saab 340's will head to European storage for now.

ATR type crossover

  • Upon conclusion of the delivery flights and with both ATR72-500 and ATR72-600 operating alongside each other, we can confirm the types will be classed the same in a single ATR72 category. The two will be interchangeable in the same manner as the A320 CEO and NEO.

We hope that our members will enjoy flying these new aircraft and the new possibilities they bring to the Fly UK Group! 
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