Sweden’s NextJet to take three passenger ATPs

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Swedish regional carrier NextJet is adding the British Aerospace ATP to its fleet after reaching a lease deal covering three passenger aircraft.

The move marks an expansion for Sollentuna-based NextJet, which operates a Cessna Citation Bravo, an Eclipse 500, two Raytheon Beechcraft 1900Ds and a Saab 340A according to Flight's ACAS database.

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft says NextJet will use the 68-seat aircraft to link Stockholm with smaller communities in northern Sweden, after being awarded a three-year public service obligation contract by the Swedish authorities.

From 25 October it will link Stockholm with Arvidsjaur, Lycksele, Gallivare, Hemavan and Vilhelmin.

NextJet has taken two of the ATPs on sub-lease from West Air Sweden, which is growing its business in partnership with new operators. West Air, which will support and maintain the aircraft, recently revealed a similar agreement with Greek cargo start-up Airgo Airlines.

The third aircraft has been newly leased from BAE Systems.

NextJet currently serves a number of domestic routes and also links Copenhagen with Orebro.