Aurigny Air Services has ended ATR72-200 operations following the withdrawal of its last remaining airframe of the type from regular service.
According to Skyliner Aviation, HB-ALQ (cn 449), formerly G-BWDB, has been acquired by Zimex Aviation for freighter conversion. The aircraft was ferried from Guernsey to Toulouse Francazal last week. The Channel Islands-based scheduled carrier has a further two ATR72-500 Aircraft, one ATR42-500, one Embraer ERJ-195, three Dornier D0228s and four Britten-Norman Trislander Aircraft remaining in it’s fleet.
Zimex Aviation acquired two ATR 72-200(F) Aircraft earlier this year. The Swiss carrier specializes in charter operations for the oil and gas industry as well as humanitarian aid agencies. It also operates ten DHC-6-300 Aircraft and one DHC-6-400 alongside other smaller turboprop aircraft including the Beech 1900D and Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter.