-Frontier Airlines is leasing a Boeing 737-200 from Interlease Aviation Investors, and two new 737-300s, one from Air New Zealand and another from Heller Financial. The -200 has been delivered, while the two 136-seat -300s will go into service with the Denver-based airline in December.

-TransAer has introduced its tenth Airbus A320, an ex-Dragonair, International Aero Engines V2500-powered example, on lease from International Lease Financing. TransAer also operates six Airbus A300B4s and is planning to add a seventh next year for use on its subcharters for UK and European charter airlines.

-Atlantic Airlines, rather than Channel Express, has purchased three ex-Hunting Cargo Airlines Lockheed L-188 Electra freighters for ad hoc charter work. The deal boosts the Coventry, UK based carrier's Electra fleet to seven aircraft. Channel, meanwhile, has purchased one ex-Hunting Electra for spares.

-Curtis and Co has been retained by Cathay Pacific to remarket its Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Boeing 747-200s and -300s.

-Virgin Express' new Shannon-based division will add a Boeing 737-400 on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services this month. The aircraft was leased by China Airlines.

-LET has secured the first order for its L-410 twin turboprop since being purchased by Ayres, with the sale of three aircraft to Tanzanian dealer Precisionair.

-Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with Cayman Islands-based leasing company Global Aviation for the sale of its four Boeing 727-200Advs, in a deal arranged by Aircraft Leasing and Management. The 727s will be delivered between February and April 1999 and will be replaced by new Airbus A320s.

-Air Cairo is to start revenue services with its first of up to five Tupolev Tu-204-120s this month, between Cairo and Moscow. The Rolls-Royce RB211-powered aircraft is being leased from Sirocco Aerospace International.

Source: Flight International