ad hoc carrier Atlantic Airlines is planning to wet-lease an Antonov An-72 for
a year-long assessment period on behalf of freight company TNT Worldwide
Airlines is intending to source the short take-off/landing (STOL) aircraft from
Estonian carrier Enimex from 23 February.
reason for the application is to provide TNT with the opportunity to evaluate
the aircraft as part of its future fleet strategy and to offer the bloodstock
industry additional capacity,” says Atlantic Airlines.
Airlines, based in Coventry, is already operating two Tupolev Tu-204-120C
freighters as part of a similar evaluation and has previously sought to
wet-lease a Ukrainian Antonov An-74 to examine its potential for specialised
carrier also has two Latvian Antonov An-26 turboprops in its fleet which also
includes Lockheed L-188 Electra aircraft.