ILA: Austria’s InterSky signs for 2 ATR 72-600s
The aircraft for InterSky will become the first ATRs to be operated by an Austrian carrier. The airline will almost double the seat capacity of its fleet, which currently consists of three 50-seat turboprop aircraft.
The contract, which involves INTRO Group, major shareholder of the airline (49%), was signed at ILA . It is valued at some US$ 47 million.
The first of the 70-seat ATR 72-600s will be introduced in December this year, with the second one following in March 2013. These aircraft will become the first ATRs to be operated by an Austrian carrier.
The ATR aircraft will be stationed at the company's base in Friedrichshafen, Germany and will enable InterSky to propose more frequencies on main routes, such as to Berlin and Dusseldorf.
Hans Rudolf Wöhrl, Managing Director of INTRO Group, stated: “In the last years we have seen the outstanding success of the ATR aircraft all over the world and we are convinced that this is definitely the optimal solution for our 70-seat regional requirements. ATR aircraft have a proven efficiency and value and we are pleased to be associated with such a well-reputed brand”.
For the time being, InterSky flies in the regional sector out of the Lake Constance area to the German cities Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, as well as Vienna and Graz. In the summertime the destinations Elba (out of Friedrichshafen, Munich, Zürich, Bergamo and Geneva), Olbia, Split, Zadar and Pula are also part of the schedule.