In December 2023, SKY express, a Greek airline, added an ATR 72-600 to its fleet as part of a firm order for two new aircraft from the IOGR group. This represents a significant milestone in SKY express’ growth journey, as the airline expands its regional fleet from six to eight ATR 72-600s and six ATR-500s, bringing their total ATR fleet to 14. The airline has plans for further fleet modernization in 2024.
The strengthened connectivity across the Greek region will benefit both local communities and tourists. SKY express intends to increase its flight offerings annually, capitalizing on the versatility, short runway capabilities, low operating costs, and reduced CO2 emissions of the ATR aircraft family.
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 72-600s, emitting 45% less CO2 emissions than regional jets, a choice that offers more travel options to/from those regional local communities.”