Windrose Airlines has confirmed its intention to add ATR-72-600 turboprop aircraft to its fleet during the period of 2020-2022.

The airline announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the airline, it made the decision to add these aircraft to its fleet because it intends to expand its domestic flight program in Ukraine.

“The airline has determined for itself that operating the ATR-72-600 aircraft of the French-Italian manufacturer ATR will be most efficient way of implementing this program. To support the new program, the airline has signed a letter of intent to lease the aircraft and it plans to replenish its fleet with eight new ATR-72-600 aircraft during the period of 2020-2022. The first three ATR-72-600 aircraft (manufactured in 2016) will be operated with 70 passenger seats," Windrose said in a statement.

The airline plans to announce detailed plans of its plan to expand its program of domestic flights in the near future.

On November 26, the State Aviation Administration approved Windrose’s application for a permit for operation of charter flights from Kyiv to Zaporizhia, Odesa, Lviv, Kherson, and Kharkiv three times per week, as well as from Kyiv to Dnipro five times per week. This permit is valid until March 28, 2020.