ATR has sold two 72-500 aircraft from its
asset management portfolio to Hi Air.
With this purchase, the South Korean start-up,
which began operations in December 2019 will increase its ATR
fleet to four.
The two additional aircraft are scheduled for delivery in August and October
Hi Air will launch services on five
domestic routes thus summer, including to the popular tourist destination of
HyungKwan Youn, Chief
Executive Officer of Hi Air, said, “Selecting the ATR 72 to
begin operations has been important for Hi Air’s early success.
Launching an airline is hugely challenging. To be successful, new
airlines need an aircraft that is efficient, reliable and offers
passengers a good in-flight experience. To be in a position
already to expand our operations is because the ATR fulfills these
criteria. At Hi Air, we believe that increasing regional
connectivity in Korea will benefit passengers, communities and
businesses and we look forward to continuing this mission with the
support of ATR.”