Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aegean Airlines wet leased two ATR 72s registered EC-KUL & EC-KVI from Swiftair

Aegean Airlines will soon take delivery in Athens of two ATR 72-500s registered EC-KVI (c/n 824) and EC-KUL (c/n 809). They are wet leased from Swiftair and will be operated by them on various routes to Greek islands. They were ferried on 8/8/2009 from MAD (Madrid, Spain) to SNN (Shannon, Ireland) in order to be painted to Aegean Airlines colors in Lufthansa Aircraft Painting facility. On August 17th they rolled out of the paintshop and the same day at 21:25Z the first one, EC-KVI, departed from SNN to MAD as SWT991P. The second one, EC-KUL, departed today at 07:35Z for BGY (Bergamo, Italy) as SWT 992P and then will continue to ATH. They have an all economy layout of 68 seats and are expected to begin test flights immediately upon arrival in ATH.

Thanks to Malcolm Nason for the following photos.

ATR 72 / EC-KUL / parked outside Lufthansa hangar in SNN (photo 17/8/2009)

ATR 72 / EC-KVI / parked outside Lufthansa hangar in SNN (photo taken 17/8/2009)

Thanks to Gerry McCready (aerspace.blogspot.com) for the photo.

ATR 72 / EC-KUL / ready for departure from SNN on course to BGY (photo 18/8/2009)

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